carry off

Definitions of carry off
  1. verb
    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    synonyms: bear away, bear off, carry away, take away
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    bring, convey, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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    spirit away
    carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
    spirit away, spirit off
    carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
    whisk away, whisk off
    take away quickly and suddenly
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  2. verb
    be successful; achieve a goal
    synonyms: bring off, manage, negociate, pull off
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    be unable
    type of:
    bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win
    attain success or reach a desired goal
  3. verb
    kill in large numbers
    synonyms: annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out
    kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
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    type of:
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
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