carry away

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to remove forcefully

  2. (usually passive) to cause (a person) to lose self-control

  1. (usually passive) to delight or enrapture: he was carried away by the music

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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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