carry off

carried off; carrying off; carries off

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

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Examples of carry off in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of carry off

circa 1640, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of carry off was circa 1640

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“Carry off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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