Carry off - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkærɪ ˈɒf|
Brit.  |ˈkærɪ ɒf|

verb

- be successful; achieve a goal (syn: bring off, manage, pull off)
- remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state (syn: bear away, bear off, carry away, take away)
- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out)

Examples

An attack of fever carried him off.

Though frightened he carried it off very well.

This piano piece is difficult to carry off.

It was a daring attempt but he carried it off.

...pray that the pestilence does not carry off any more souls than it already has...

Quick thinking and ready speech may carry off a little daring.

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