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carry down

To move something from a higher level to a lower one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "down." It took many trips, but we finally carried all of those boxes down—they're now safely back in the basement. The next time you go down the basement, please carry down the laundry.
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carry something down

to take something from a higher to a lower place. Would you go up to the attic and carry the trunk down? Why should I carry down the trunk?
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It is remarkable that in all these cases, the dead reefs and portions of reef lie at nearly the same depth, namely, from six to eight fathoms beneath the surface, as if they had been carried down by one uniform movement.
The next day I was carried down to receive the dreadful sentence, and when they came to ask me what I had to say why sentence should not pass, I stood mute a while, but somebody that stood behind me prompted me aloud to speak to the judges, for that they could represent things favourably for me.
So that night Alan carried down his fiery cross and set it in the bouman's window.
It may have been carried down to the ocean by a river," he suggested.
The branch was carried down by a river, and we are going to find that river.
A tide of waifs, strays, and malcontents of old camps along the river began to set towards Devil's Ford, in very much the same fashion as the debris, drift, and alluvium had been carried down in bygone days and cast upon its banks.
In the meantime, the ferryboat had floated away, carried down by the stream, and the shrieks of those whom it contained resounded more and more.
The river was full of floating blocks of ice, which were constantly crunching and cracking under us; and the depth of water, in the course we took to avoid the larger masses, carried down the middle of the river by the current, did not exceed a few inches.
Some had accused the ministry of acting in an insensitive manner by allowing the old woman to be carried down the stairs in such a manner.
Specialist rescue teams had to carry the man on a stretcher from the back of the roof, where he had been working, to the front so he could be carried down to safety on a hydraulic lift.
After the capsule is swallowed by a patient, it is carried down the esophagus by normal contraction of the surrounding muscles.
A banner reading "Here Comes the Bride" is a great addition to the wedding ceremony when carried down the aisle by an adorable little girl in batiste, lace, and ribbons.
Towards the evening we witnessed a girl being carried down as she had passed out.
America's ABC News reported how "one by one, each tiny infant, swaddled in blankets and a heating pad, cradled by one nurse and surrounded by at least five others, was carried down nine flights of stairs.
TREACHEROUS weather saw a sick woman carried down a mountain by rescuers before she could be airlifted to hospital.