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carry off something

phrasal verb with carry  us   /ˈkær·i/ verb
  • (SUCCEED)

to succeed in doing or achieving something, esp. when this is difficult: I wouldn’t dare wear anything that outrageous, but Michelle carried it off wonderfully.

carry off something

phrasal verb with carry  us   /ˈkær·i/ verb
  • (REMOVE)

to remove something: Thieves broke the store window and carried off jewelry worth thousands of dollars.
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