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    Default ''carry''

    " I understand the prosecutor's position but at the same time, I don't think it should have carried the day under the circumstances and indeed it didn't. "

    hi there,

    what does "carried" mean in this sentence, please? I couldn't find any meaning in the dictionary that fits this context.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: ''carry''

    In this context it means to win the support, agreement or sympathy of a group of people.

    The prosecutor was very persuasive but the writer believes that this should not persuade the court to support him, and in fact it did not.

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    Default Re: ''carry''

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In this context it means to win the support, agreement or sympathy of a group of people.

    The prosecutor was very persuasive but the writer believes that this should not persuade the court to support him, and in fact it did not.
    . But this isn't a special meaning of "carry" (although I suppose it [U]is[/U...)] so much as a multi-word verb "carry the day" [="be successful" {usually in the context of some kind of prolonged effort or enterprise}].

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