carry over


1. to move from one place or time to another






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carry over funds/problems/concerns

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When something is carried over it moves literally from one place to another (noun) or moves from another place or time other than what was intended (phrasal verb). 

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  1. I try not to let my problems in work carry over into my family life.
  2. I hope I can carry over the holidays I didn't use to next year.

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  1. There is a small budget surplus which must be spent. We are not allowed to carry over funds from previous years.
  2. To stock that didn't sell will be carried over to our sale line in the spring.

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(all this/that) carry-on

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