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English definition of “carry off something”

carry off something

verb phrasal verb with carry  /ˈkær·i/ us  


to remove something: Thieves broke the store window and carried off jewelry worth thousands of dollars.
(Definition of carry off something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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