Person 1: “Are you coming with us?” Person 2: “I just have to CARRY OUT a few things first ,I’ll meet you there.”

What person 2 means is that:she/he has to do a few thing first.


Not really.

"Carry out" can mean "do a specific task", but no specific task is mentioned in the sentence, so the meaning is unclear.

You can use "carry out" with a particular task, though in this situation the most likely expression is

I just have to do some things... (or "I just have some things to do.")

With "carry out" you could use a specific task, for example

I just have to carry out a check of the ground floor.

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