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cart someone or something off

to take or haul someone or something away. (When used with someone the person is treated like an object.) The police came and carted her off. Let's cart off these boxes.
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cart somebody off

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to take someone or something somewhere Rioters smashed windows and carted off televisions, shoes, car tires, and anything else they could carry. He was carted off to jail.
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cart off

Also, cart away. Transport or remove in an unceremonious way, as in The police carted them all off to jail, or We'll call the town to cart away this trash. This term owes its meaning to cart, a humble conveyance compared to a carriage. [Second half of 1800s]
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The Bernese needed eighteen chariots to cart off the jewelled reliquaries, golden chalices, woven tapestries, and church vestments embroidered in silk and gold thread.
Thieves used his duvet cover to cart off a stereo, a DVD player, a satellite box and even underwear from the sheltered house.
Intrigued by a paradox, Duke University researchers recently revisited one of life's deepest mysteries: how red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and cart off carbon dioxide waste.