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Definition 1: kill in large numbers - [verb of change]

Samples where carry off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plague wiped out an entire population

Synonyms for carry off in the sense of this definition

(carry off is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(carry off has a similar meaning as ...) kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies

Definition 2: remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for carry off in the sense of this definition

(carry off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of carry off ) carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously

(... is a kind of carry off ) carry off mysteriously; as if by magic

(... is a kind of carry off ) take away quickly and suddenly

(carry off implies ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Samples where carry off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for carry off in the sense of this definition

(carry off is a kind of ...) attain success or reach a desired goal

"The enterprise succeeded" "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show" "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

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