Carry and Tell


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Carry verb – To support and take from one place to another.
Tell and carry are semantically related in knowledge topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Carry", when it comes to topics like refer.
Nearby Words: carriage, carried, carrier, carrying, carri
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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Carry and tell are semantically related in knowledge topic. Sometimes you can use "Carry" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as refer.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

people carry people tell people
children carry children tell children
name carry name tell name
time carry time tell time
Other nouns: way, player.

Both words in one sentence

  • To carry clecs is the same as to tell tales (in the sense of making things up, not as in being a tell-tale.) and if you have a reputation for carrying clecs, you'll be called a cleckerbox!
  • He chooses not to tell her and it is implied that they carry on the relationship.
  • Series / Juken Sentai Gekiranger Idiot Ball: The other team members carry it when an impostor from the Mirror World replaces Retsu whom they cannot tell from the original.
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