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carry off
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  • kill in large numbers
    • the plague wiped out an entire population
  • 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
  • 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
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