carry off

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Verb[edit]

carry off

  1. To transport away.
    I need a truck to carry off all this furniture.
    Bandits carried off most of the money.
  2. (idiomatic) To act convincingly; to succeed at giving the impression of (e.g.) knowledge, confidence, or familiarity.
    The actress carried off a difficult performance.
  3. To cause death.
    Malaria carried off many people.