Carry off - definition, transcription
- 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)
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.