HyperDic: carry_off

English > 3 senses of the expression carry off:
VERBsocialcarry off, pull off, negociate, bring off, managebe successful
contactcarry off, take away, bear off, bear away, carry awayremove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state
changecarry off, eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimatekill / kill / kill in large numbers
English > carry off: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe successful; achieve a goal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspull off, negociate, bring off, manage
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
OppositefailBe unable
Spanishconseguir, lograr
English > carry off: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningRemove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport / transport / transport into a new location or state / state.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymstake away, bear off, bear away, carry away
Entailsleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Narrowerspirit awaycarry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
spirit away, spirit offcarry off mysteriously
whisk off, whisk awaytake away quickly and suddenly
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Oppositebring, get, convey, fetchgo or come after and bring or take back
Spanishllevarse
English > carry off: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningkill / kill / kill in large numbers.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymseliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate
BroaderkillCause to die
Similar todecimatekill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
Spanishanihilar, aniquilar, diezmar, eliminar, erradicar
Catalananihilar, aniquilar, delmar, eliminar, eradicar, erradicar

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