carry off


carry off

verb

Definition of CARRY OFF

transitive verb
1
:  to cause the death of <the plague carried off thousands>
2
:  to perform or manage successfully :  bring off <tried to look suave but couldn't carry it off>

Examples of CARRY OFF

  1. <the con artist would never have been able to carry off his schemes if it were not for the greed of his eager victims>
  2. <pray that the pestilence does not carry off any more souls than it already has>

First Known Use of CARRY OFF

circa 1680

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