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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
We will now talk about yourself a little, if you have no objection: you were to carry off Mlle.
'Tis time by force to carry off the girl, If she refuse of her free will to go.
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--
A stream of ambient air is forced through the drum to carry off the moisture.
The van used to carry off pounds 26.5m from the bank's headquarters has not been found.
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.