carry weight


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Verb1.carry weight - have influence to a specified degree; "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"
shape, determine, influence, regulate, mold - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
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carry

(ˈkӕri) verb
1. to take from one place etc to another. She carried the child over the river; Flies carry disease.
2. to go from one place to another. Sound carries better over water.
3. to support. These stone columns carry the weight of the whole building.
4. to have or hold. This job carries great responsibility.
5. to approve (a bill etc) by a majority of votes. The parliamentary bill was carried by forty-two votes.
6. to hold (oneself) in a certain way. He carries himself like a soldier.
ˈcarry-all noun
(American) a hold-all.
ˈcarry-cot noun
(American portacrib®) a small bed, like a basket, with handles for carrying a baby.
be/get carried away
to be overcome by one's feelings. She was/got carried away by the excitement.
carry forward
to add on (a number from one column of figures to the next). I forgot to carry the 2 forward.
carry off
to take away by carrying. She carried off the screaming child.
carry on
1. to continue. You must carry on working; Carry on with your work.
2. to manage (a business etc). He carries on a business as a grocer.
carry-on (ˈkari-on) noun
(slang) a fuss; excited behaviour.
carry-on (ˈkari-on) adjective
(of bags or cases) that passengers can carry with them on board a plane.
carry out
to accomplish. He carried out the plan.
carry weight
to have influence. His opinion carries a lot of weight around here.
References in classic literature ?
She need be accustomed to such loads betimes thought, neighbor, for she will carry weight when you are dead.
The universal railway key offers a single piece with the 4 common key types to save on carry weight and ensure that engineers can always have the right key, right there to hand - with extra leverage for hard to turn locks, and an integrated eyelet for easy attachment.
The spokesman said said that left wing of the road is being heavily used by the trucks for the trade purpose to Afghanistan and these trucks carry weight exceeding the weight limit assigned for this road.
We placed in the quarterfinals of the Asian championships, that may have carry weight for the Asian Games Task Force (to endorse us),' added Cayco.
Gandhi slammed Modi, saying his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
IANS Deodar (Gujarat) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.
They tried to continue the rides in 2001 but Suzi was no longer willing to carry weight on her back, as told by the director.
Respected world leaders all believe Britain would be mad to turn its back on the EU and Obama's words carry weight.
Shoes, PS80, Red or Dead at Schuh PEAR shapes carry weight on their hips and thighs but tend to have a trim waist and shapely shoulders.
Shoes, PS80, Red or Dead at Schuh Belted stripe, PS119, Monsoon pear Pear shapes carry weight on their hips and thighs but tend to have a trim waist and shapely shoulders.
DEREK THOMPSON, Whickham MARK SAYS: No one could ever doubt t Bob and Peter are two of the most influential Magpies in recent history, so I think their views do carry weight - irrespective of whether they work for Mike Ashley or not.
Gallagher, who testified before the committee, said however, the committee has jurisdiction over the PSC and its view will carry weight with PSC commissioners along with public testimony and the evidence.