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Definitions

Cricket

  • verb to hit the ball or attack the bowling with unrestrained power
    Citation ‘Understandably, he was not the Hughes who carted Mortimore for 24 in an over and drove Bedi for 26’ (Terry Cooper, WCM September 1984)
    Citation ‘He has never been cowed by reputation; he demonstrated that when he carted Glenn McGrath for a quartet of fours in an over … in the Champion’s Trophy’ (David Foot, Wisden 2005)

Marketing

  • noun an open goods vehicle pulled by a horse

Military

  • noun a wheeled vehicle pulled by a horse or other animal

Slang

  • adjective high on drugs or alcohol. Buzzin’, blazed (up), mashed(-up) are synonyms. The term may be an alteration of cat 5. It has been in vogue since around 2000.

Origin & History of “cart”

Old English had a word cræt ‘carriage’, which may, by the process known as metathesis (reversal of speech sounds), have produced the word which first appeared at the beginning of the 13th century as karte or carte. But a part must certainly also have been played by Old Norse kartr ‘cart’, and some have also detected the influence of Anglo-Norman carete, a diminutive form of car (source of English car).
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