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Meaning of CARRY OFF

Pronunciation:  'kareeof

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  2. [v]  remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "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"
  3. [v]  be successful; achieve a goal; "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: annihilate, bear away, bear off, bring off, carry away, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, manage, negociate, pull off, take away, wipe out
 Antonyms: bring, convey, fail, fetch, get
 See Also: come through, go away, go forth, kill, leave, remove, spirit away, spirit off, succeed, take, whisk away, whisk off, win, withdraw



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