Definition of Carry off
1. Verb. Be successful; achieve a goal. "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
Generic synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon, Come Through, Deliver The Goods, Succeed, Win
2. 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"
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
3. Verb. Kill in large numbers. "They want to carry off the prisoners "; "The plague wiped out an entire population"
Related verbs: Decimate
Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Annihilation, Annihilation, Annihilative, Annihilator, Decimation, Extinction, Wipeout
Definition of Carry off
1. Verb. To transport away. ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic) To act convincingly; to succeed at giving the impression of (e.g.) knowledge, confidence, or familiarity. ¹
3. Verb. To cause death. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry Off
Literary usage of Carry off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
"Yes, to cut, rob, kill, and carry off what he desired.' ' A great foolishness!' ' Oh! black shame too. So be thought after he had seen thee — and a few ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"... the Hepatic Cells, and (he Canals which carry off the Secretion of the latter. By HD SCHMIDT, MD, of Philadelphia. (Illustrated with 33 Figures. ..."
3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"It is thought that they did not carry off more than one or two tons of hay.1 MAY 28.—YESTERDAY a party of the American army at Cambridge, to the number of ..."
4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... the Egyptian merchants carry off great numbers of them annually. The heats of Sennar || are fo violent, ..."
5. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"... who was evidently preparing to retreat, must be seeking to carry off with him as trophies the English guns taken from the Turks. It seems probable that, ..."
6. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1857)
"... NEXT CAMPAIGN—LAFAYETTE SAILS FOR FRANCE—WASHINGTON STIMULATES CONGRESS TO MILITARY PREPARATIONS—PROJECT TO SURPRISE AND carry off PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY ..."