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Carry, 1) to convey, to bear: “he will c. this island home in his pocket,” Tp. II, 1, 90. “I'll c. it to the pile,” III, 1, 25. “c. this,” IV, 253. “c. the wine in,” Wiv. I, 1, 195. cf. Ven. 582. Wiv. III, 3, 14. LLLI, 2, 74. IV, 3, 34. Merch. IV, 1, 9. As IV, 1, 55. John III, 1, 201. H4A II, 4, 285. H6A I, 3, 65. H8 III, 2, 319. V, 1, 131. “before him he --ies noise, and behind him he leaves tears,” Cor. II, 1, 175. “he could not c. his honours even,” IV, 7, 37. “that kiss I --ed from thee,” V, 3, 47. Mcb. II, 2, 49. -- Used of winds and waves: “was --ied towards Corinth,” Err. I, 1, 88. “was --ied with more speed before the wind,” Err. I, 1, 88 “with shame . . . he was --ied from off our coast,” Cymb. III, 1, 25. To c. coals == to put up with an affront: H5 III, 2, 50. Rom. I, 1, 1. cf. “to c. crotchets,” IV, 5, 120.
Frequently implying the idea of violence, == to drag or fetch away: when that fell arrest without all bail (viz Death) “shall c. me away,” Sonn. 74, 2. “--ied to prison,” Meas. I, 2, 61. “to c. him to execution,” IV, 2, 159. “his valour cannot c. his discretion, and the fox --ies the goose,” Mids. V, 237. “c. this mad knave to the gaol,” Shr. V, 1, 95. “carries poor souls to hell,” Err. IV, 2, 40. “thou art violently --ied away from grace,” H4A II, 4, 491. “c. Sir John to the Fleet,” H4B V, 5, 97. he shall not c. him (as a prisoner) Troil. V, 6, 24. Tropically: “what is it --ies you away?” H4A II, 3, 78.
2) to bear sth., in order to deliver it to another: “to c. a letter,” Lucr. 1294. Gentl. I, 1, 112. Gentl. I, 1, 112 IV, 4, 106. Wiv. III, 2, 32. LLL III, 50. “she can fetch and c. Why, a horse can do no more: nay, a horse cannot fetch, but only c.” Gentl. III, 1, 274. “here is the head, I'll c. it myself,” Meas. IV, 3, 106. To carry sth. to a p.: “which he must c. for a present to his lady,” Gentl. IV, 2, 79. IV, 4, 49. “I must c. her word,” Wiv. III, 5, 48. “he hath --ied notice to Escalus,” Meas. IV, 3, 134. Used without propriety by Evans: “can you c. your good will to the maid?” Wiv. I, 1, 238. Wiv. I, 1, 238
3) to bear away as a prize, to gain: “that kiss I --ied from thee,” Cor. V, 3, 47. he would miss it (the consulship) “rather than c. it but by the suit of the gentry,” II, 1, 254. “shall c. half my love with him,” Lr. I, 1, 103. Hence == to conquer: “resolved to c. her,” All's III, 7, 19. “think you he'll c. Rome?” Cor. IV, 7, 27. “when he had --ied Rome,” V, 6, 43. To carry it == to do, to have the better, to carry the victory: “he will c. it,” Wiv. III, 2, 70. LLL III, 141. All's IV, 1, 30. All's IV, 1, 30 Troil. II, 3, 3. Troil. II, 3, 3 Troil. II, 3, 3 Cor. II, 2, 4. II, 3, 42. Tim. III, 5, 48. Oth. I, 1, 67. To carry it away, in the same sense: Rom. III, 1, 77. Hml. II, 2, 377.
4) to bear, to push on to a certain distance: “and --ied you a forehand shaft a fourteen and fourteen and a half,” H4B III, 2, 52. “this speed of Caesar's --ies beyond belief,” Ant. III, 7, 76.
5) to manage, to execute: “if you think well to c. this,” Meas. III, 1, 267. “let there be the same net spread for her, and that must your daughter and her gentlewomen c.” Ado II, 3, 223. “this well --ied shall on her behalf change slander to remorse,” IV, 1, 212. “this sport, well --ied, shall be chronicled,” Mids. III, 2, 240. “we may c. it thus,” Tw. III, 4, 150. “all this business our reverend cardinal --ied,” H8 I, 1, 100. “he'll c. it so to make the sceptre his,” I, 2, 134. “c. it so as I have set it down,” Lr. V, 3, 37. With on: “--ies on the stream of his dispose without observance or respect of any,” Troil. II, 3, 174. With out: “hardly shall I c. out my side,” Lr. V, 1, 61 (== win, make out my game). -- With through: “my good intent may c. through itself to that full issue,” Lr. I, 4, 3.
6) to convey, to import: “words cannot c. authority so weighty,” H8 III, 2, 233. “speaks things in doubt, that c. but half sense,” Hml. IV, 5, 7.
7) to lead up, to bring: “a mighty strength they c.” Ant. II, 1, 17. “and c. back to Sicily much tall youth,” II, 6, 7.
8) to bear, to sustain, without the idea of motion: “the stocks c. him,” All's IV, 3, 122. “man's nature cannot c. the affliction,” Lr. III, 2, 48. “she that --ies up the train,” H8 IV, 1, 51. “I will c. no crotchets,” Rom. IV, 5, 120. Used of weapons, == to wear: “c. armour,” H6A II, 1, 24. “forbidden late to c. any weapon,” III, 1, 79.
9) to bear, to be with child of: “repent you of the sin you c.” Meas. II, 3, 19.
10) to bear, to have in or on: “it --ies a brave form,” Tp. I, 2, 411. “the second, silver, which this promise --ies,” Merch. II, 7, 6. “where an unclean mind --ies virtuous qualities,” All's I, 1, 48. “my imagination --ies no favour in it but Bertram s,” All's I, 1, 48 “a bear-whelp that --ies no impression like the dam,” H6C III, 2, 162. “he --ies some stain of it,” Troil. I, 2, 26. “let's to the Capitol, and c. with us ears and eyes for the time, but hearts for the event,” Cor. II, 1, 285. “the noblest mind he --ies that ever governed man,” Tim. I, 1, 291. “that --ies anger as the flint bears fire,” Caes. IV, 3, 111. “--ing the stamp of one defect,” Hml. I, 4, 31. “if our father c. authority with such dispositions,” Lr. I, 1, 308.
11) Reflectively, == to bear one's self, to behave: “how does he c. himself,” All's IV, 3, 120. “and like her true nobility, she has --ied herself towards me,” H8 II, 4, 143. -- To c. one's self through == to be borne out, to succeed without failing, see sub 5, and Lr. I, 4, 3.
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