To carry off

Related to To carry off: carry away
To remove to a distance.
To bear away as from the power or grasp of others.
To remove from life; as, the plague carried off thousands.

See also: Carry, Carry, Carry

References in classic literature ?
We will now talk about yourself a little, if you have no objection: you were to carry off Mlle.
Trains of peasant carts came to Moscow to carry off to the villages what had been abandoned in the ruined houses and the streets.
Within a week the peasants who came with empty carts to carry off plunder were stopped by the authorities and made to cart the corpses out of the town.
Lucy overcame a strong field to lift the eight years 8 and under county crown in fine style as she won all her eight matches to carry off the coveted trophy Lucy swept the opposition away as she fulfilled her bid to carry off her first ever championship trophy.
No mean feat when you consider she has to carry off 28 songs and emotion that boomerangs between misery and joy, all by herself.
It was left to her actress pal Jaime Winstone to show how to carry off Hogg's futuristic designs.
It's just that driving all the way from Yorkshire, as some looters are said to have done, and using trolleys and prams to carry off BMW gearboxes and bags of nappies, isn't quite as picturesque as a group of quaint 19th-century villagers hiding a few barrels of rum washed up by the tide.
WE S'POSED TO CARRY OFF THE TOWN, GUN DOWN THE MEN AND BURN--
In some cases, the intruders stole vehicles from the homes they burglarized to carry off their loot.
A stream of ambient air is forced through the drum to carry off the moisture.
If, like our model Michelle, you have a great pair of pins and want to carry off the catwalk look, take time to find a pair of shorts which are low-waisted and roomy rather than tight.
Pippa Funnell faces the biggest challenge of her career at the Burghley Masterfoods Horse Trials today as she attempts to carry off the richest prize in the history of eventing, a total of pounds 180,000, for winning both Burghley and the Rolex Grand Slam.