carry off something

carry off something
carry off (something) to succeed in doing something.

A shaggy dog named Bugsy carries off some of the most amusing moments in the play.

She said she never lies because she doesn't have a good enough memory to carry it off.


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  • carry off — (something) to succeed in doing something. A shaggy dog named Bugsy carries off some of the most amusing moments in the play. She said she never lies because she doesn t have a good enough memory to carry it off …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry off — verb 1. kill in large numbers the plague wiped out an entire population • Syn: ↑eliminate, ↑annihilate, ↑extinguish, ↑eradicate, ↑wipe out, ↑decimate • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms carry off : present tense I/you/we/they carry off he/she/it carries off present participle carrying off past tense carried off past participle carried off 1) to deal successfully with something difficult Both… …   English dictionary

  • carry off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you carry something off, you do it successfully. [V n P] He s got the experience and the authority to carry it off. [Also V P n (not pron)] 2) PHRASAL VERB If you carry off a prize or a trophy, you win it. [V P n (not pron) …   English dictionary

  • To carry off — Carry Car ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carry someone/something off — take someone or something away by force bandits carried off his mule ■ (of a disease) kill someone Parkinson s disease carried him off in September …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carry — Car ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carry arms — Carry Car ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carry — [kar′ē] vt. carried, carrying [ME carien < Anglo Fr carier < NormFr carre, CAR1] 1. to hold or support while moving [to carry a package] 2. to take from one place to another; transport, as in a vehicle [to carry the mail] 3. to hold …   English World dictionary

  • carry — car|ry1 W1S1 [ˈkæri] v past tense and past participle carried present participle carrying third person singular carries ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lift and take)¦ 2¦(vehicle/ship/plane)¦ 3¦(pipe/wire etc)¦ 4¦(move something)¦ 5¦(have with you)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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