to remove forcefully
(usually passive) to cause (a person) to lose self-control
(usually passive) to delight or enrapture: he was carried away by the music
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How to use carry away in a sentence
To carry away fruit or bonbons from the table is a sign of low breeding.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
A strainer of bark cloth is plunged into it at times, and wrung out so as to carry away the small fragments of root.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing stirred visibly and the wind would carry away any warning scent.The Stars, My Brothers | Edmond Hamilton
But it is common for them to destroy ten times as much as they can eat or carry away.
Bathing at the river-side he found four hundred young men striving in vain to carry away a tree which they had cut.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Other Idioms and Phrases with carry away
Move or excite greatly. This expression is usually used in the passive, be carried away, as in The eulogy was so touching we were carried away, or Take it easy; don't get carried away and overdo. [Late 1500s]
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