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English definition of “carry sth off”

carry sth off

phrasal verb with carry     /ˈkær.i/ US  /ˈker-/ verb
to succeed in doing or achieving something difficult : I thought he carried off the part of Hamlet with great skill . She was nervous about giving a talk to her colleagues , but she carried it off very well.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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