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carry off

verb

Definition of carry off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause the death of <the plague carried off thousands>

  3. 2 :  to perform or manage successfully :  bring off <tried to look suave but couldn't carry it off>



Examples of carry off in a sentence

  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>



Circa 1680

First Known Use of carry off

circa 1680


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