irresponsible, irritating, self-indulgent, or overwrought behavior:
The baby-sitter was exhausted from the child’s noisy carrying-on.
improper or immoral behavior.
What’s all this we hear about your carrying-on this morning?
Air Service Boys Flying for Victory Charles Amory Beach
There was a newly-married couple in our car, and of course lots of us were more or less interested in their carrying-on.
Atchoo! George Niblo
They always seem to be happy, singing and “carrying-on” with the utmost abandon.
The Spell of Flanders Edward Neville Vose
When she got going, laughing and carrying-on, what wouldn’t she say, right out before anybody!
The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
noun (informal) (pl) carryings-on
unconventional or questionable behaviour
excited or flirtatious behaviour, esp when regarded as foolish
portage (def 3). Historical Examples According to their information, we should find their friends above and below the carrying-place. Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793 Alexander Mackenzie We then moved from the north end of the glades, and encamped at the carrying-place. […]
bottom land. noun (Scot) a riverside area of flat fertile alluvium
verb (intransitive) to take turns in driving fellow commuters to and from work or friends’ children to school and back, so as to avoid the unnecessary use of several underoccupied vehicles noun a group of people who carshare together
a town in and the capital of Nevada, in the W part. a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Capital: Carson City. Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev. noun a city in W Nevada, capital of the state. Pop: 55 311 (2003 est) noun a state of […]