Definition of Carry away

1. Verb. Remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state. "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"

Exact synonyms: Bear Away, Bear Off, Carry Off, Take Away
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Specialized synonyms: Spirit Away, Spirit Away, Spirit Off, Whisk Away, Whisk Off
Entails: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Antonyms: Bring

Definition of Carry away

1. Verb. (transitive nautical of a mast or rigging) To break under sudden pressure of violent wind. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry Away

carry-the can
carry a lot of weight
carry a torch for
carry a tune
carry away (current term)
carry back
carry coals to Newcastle
carry forward
carry off
carry one's heart on one's sleeve
carry one's heart upon one's sleeve
carry one's own weight
carry one's weight
carry oneself
carry out
carry over
carry someone's water
carry the bat

Literary usage of Carry away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. War and peace by Leo Tolstoy, Sergej Prokof'ev, Lev Tolstoj, Mira Mendelson-Prokofieva, Valerij Gerg'ev, Graham Vick, Humphrey Burton, Aleksandr Gergalov, Elena Prokina, Gegam Gregoriam, Olga Borodina, Jurij Marusin, Nikolaj Okhotnikov, Vasilij Gerelo, Irina Bogatjeva, (1904)
"... be heard in the streets about the carts which were to carry away the wounded.. Pierre put his carriage at the service of a wounded general of his ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"carry away.—An indictment against a thief averring that he did ... The words 'did take and carry away ' are a translation of the words ccpit et ..."

3. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... but there came suitors of all sorts, every one in hope to carry away the great prize, for it was not the person but the prize they aimed at. ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... giving them part of our goods to permit us to carry away the reft ; and after this ... carry away ..."

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