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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


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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