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2 definitions found
 for carry off
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  carry off
      v 1: be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading
           us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled
           it off, even though we never thought her capable of it";
           "The pianist negociated the difficult runs" [syn: pull
           off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage]
           [ant: fail]
      2: remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or
         emotional state; transport into a new location or state;
         "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands";
         "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away
         on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man
         and I started to cry" [syn: take away, bear off, bear
         away, carry away, carry off] [ant: bring, convey,
         fetch, get]
      3: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire
         population" [syn: eliminate, annihilate, extinguish,
         eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "carry off":
     abduce, abduct, accomplish, achieve, annihilate, bear the palm,
     bereave of life, bring about, bring off, bring through,
     bring to effect, bring to pass, capture, carry, carry away,
     carry into effect, carry into execution, carry it, carry out,
     carry the day, carry through, cart away, chloroform,
     come out first, come through, come through with, compass, crimp,
     crown with success, cut down, cut off, delocalize, deprive of life,
     destroy, dislodge, dispatch, displace, dispose of, do away with,
     do for, do the trick, do to death, down, end, execute, exterminate,
     finish, finish in front, finish off, fluke, fulfill, gain,
     gain the day, get by, get through, go through, hold for ransom,
     immolate, implement, impress, kidnap, kill, launch into eternity,
     lay aside, lay low, liquidate, lynch, make a killing,
     make away with, manhandle, martyr, martyrize, move, poison,
     pull off, purge, put across, put aside, put away, put down,
     put in practice, put into effect, put into practice, put over,
     put through, put to death, put to sleep, relocate, remove,
     remove from life, run away with, sacrifice, send, set aside,
     shanghai, shift, shunt, side, skyjack, slay, snatch, spirit away,
     starve, take away, take life, take off, take the cake, throttle,
     translate into action, turn the trick, win, win out,
     win the battle, win the laurels, win the palm, win the prize,
     win through, work out
  
  

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