carry over

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carry over (third-person singular simple present carries over, present participle carrying over, simple past and past participle carried over)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see carry,‎ over.
    We carried her over the bridge.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To transfer (something) to a later point in time.
    The rent was carried over to December.
  3. (transitive, arithmetic) To carry; to transfer an excess quantity to the next column of digits.
  4. (figuratively) To transfer.
    • 2012 May 15, Scott Tobias, “Film: Reviews: The Dictator”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Though the idea of placing wacky made-up characters in a real-life context was carried over from Da Ali G Show—wherein Buzz Aldrin was once asked if he was upset that Michael Jackson got all the credit for inventing the moonwalk—Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat felt like something new, an attempt to square an improvised, guerrilla style of underground comedy with reality-TV stunt shows like Jackass or Fear Factor.
  5. To induce to join an opposing party or faction.

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