Synonyms for carry off

Synonyms for (verb) carry off

Synonyms: carry off, wipe out, extinguish, eliminate, eradicate, decimate, annihilate

Definition: kill in large numbers

Usage: the plague wiped out an entire population

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: carry away, carry off, take away, bear away, bear off

Definition: remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

Usage: Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands; The car carried us off to the meeting; I'll take you away on a holiday; I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: bring off, carry off, negociate, manage, pull off

Definition: be successful; achieve a goal

Usage: She succeeded in persuading us all; I managed to carry the box upstairs; She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it; The pianist negociated the difficult runs

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won