carry off

Synonyms and related words:
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

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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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 — index carry away, dislodge, distrain, hijack, hold up (rob), kidnap, loot, perpetrate …   Law dictionary

  • carry off — ► carry off 1) take away by force. 2) (of a disease) kill. 3) succeed in doing. Main Entry: ↑carry …   English terms 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

  • carry off — verb a) To transport away. I need a truck to carry off all this furniture. b) To act convincingly; to succeed at giving the impression of (e.g.) knowledge, confide …   Wiktionary

  • carry off — phr verb Carry off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑award, ↑booty …   Collocations dictionary

  • carry off — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To win] Syn. earn, gain, get; see deserve , obtain 1 . 2. [To abduct] Syn. shanghai, capture, make off with, carry away; see kiDNAp , obtain 1 , seize 2 . 3. [To achieve] Syn. do, triumph, accomplish, handle, take care of,… …   English dictionary for students

  • carry off — transitive verb Date: circa 1680 1. to cause the death of < the plague carried off thousands > 2. to perform or manage successfully ; bring off < tried to look suave but couldn t carry it off > …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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