carry over

phrasal verb
Word forms "carry over":
present tense I/you/we/they carry over he/she/it carries over present participle carrying over past tense carried over past participle carried over
1) [intransitive/transitive] if something carries over or is carried over from one situation into another, it has the same effect in the new situation as it had in the old one

Stresses at work can often be carried over into your home life.

2) [transitive] to take something that you earn or are given in one year or period of time into the next one

You are not allowed to carry over holiday entitlement from one year into the next.


English dictionary. 2014.

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