English verb: carry off
|1.||carry off (social) be successful; achieve a goal|
|Samples||She 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.
|Synonyms||bring off, manage, negociate, pull off|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win|
|2.||carry off (contact) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state|
|Samples||Their 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.
|Synonyms||bear away, bear off, carry away, take away|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Entail||go away, go forth, leave|
|Antonyms||fetch, bring, get, convey|
|3.||carry off (change) kill in large numbers|
|Samples||The plague wiped out an entire population.|
|Synonyms||annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody