carry away

carry away
verb
remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state (Freq. 6)
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Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands

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The car carried us off to the meeting

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I'll take you away on a holiday

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I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

Syn: ↑take away, ↑bear off, ↑bear away, ↑carry off
Ant: ↑bring (for: ↑take away)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑spirit away, ↑spirit off, ↑whisk off, ↑whisk away
Entailment: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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transitive verb
1. : to cause the death of : carry off
2. : to break off : demolish

the gale carried away the foremast

3. : to drive or draw out of the control of reason and judgment (as by passion, flattery, or charm)

the girl was carried away by her pity — Winston Churchill

1. : to break off (as of a mast) : become swept away

the bridge carried away

2. : to lose rigging

the ship carried away in the storm

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carry away
1. To carry off
2. To deprive of self-control by exciting the feelings
3. To transport
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Main Entry:carry

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