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English verb: carry off

1. carry off (social) be successful; achieve a goal


SamplesShe succeeded in persuading us all.
I managed to carry the box upstairs.
She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it.
The pianist negociated the difficult runs.


Synonymsbring off, manage, negociate, pull off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Antonymsfail

2. carry off (contact) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state


SamplesTheir dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands.
The car carried us off to the meeting.
I'll take you away on a holiday.
I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry.


Synonymsbear away, bear off, carry away, take away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)spirit away, spirit away, spirit off, whisk away, whisk off


Entailgo away, go forth, leave


Antonymsfetch, bring, get, convey

3. carry off (change) kill in large numbers


SamplesThe plague wiped out an entire population.


Synonymsannihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Verb groupdecimate









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