carry away

carried away; carrying away; carries away

Definition of carry away

transitive verb

1 : to arouse to a high and often excessive degree of emotion or enthusiasm The girl was carried away by her pity.— Winston Churchill

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Examples of carry away in a Sentence

the beauty of the music carried him away

First Known Use of carry away

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carry away was in 1562

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“Carry away.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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