Meaning of “carry off something” in the English Dictionary

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"carry off something" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “carry off something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)