I help my learner prepare for External Standardised Testing which is held in our country for those who are going to go to university. We are analysing the previous tests. There are some sentences from the part "Use of English" (the text is "The Meaning of Monkey Talk"):
Krak! Hok! Boom! These might sound like random noises to us, but to a species of monkey living in Ivory Coast, they _____
a very specific meaning.
The correct answer is "carry".
Having searched the net I made a conclusion the only typical structure with "meaning" is "to have a meaning. Why should we choose "carry", not "bring"? So, what's wrong with a, b, c variants?