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carry away

1. To cause one to become overly engrossed in one's enthusiasm, excitement, etc., to the point of making an excessive display of it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." Sorry to ramble for so long—the subject of art just carries me away!
2. To steal something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." I think someone carried away our new porch furniture—it's nowhere in sight! Ethel forgot to put that expensive necklace in the safe, and one of the party guests carried it away.
3. To physically move someone or something away from a certain location. A noun or pronoun can be used between "carry" and "away." Luckily, the lifeguard was able to rescue Dan after the current carried him away.
See also: away, carry

carry someone or something away

to take or steal someone or something. Someone carried our lawn furniture away while we were on vacation. The kidnappers carried away the child when no one was looking.
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carry someone away

[for someone or something] to cause a person to lose control. The excitement of the parade carried us all away. The fervor of the speech carried away the whole crowd.
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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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carry away

v.
1. To pick something up and move away with it: The garbage collectors carried away the trash. I forgot to tie the canoe to the dock, and the river carried it away.
2. To steal something: The looters carried away everything in the store. The thieves carried the diamonds away.
3. To be moved to excess or be greatly excited. Used chiefly in the passive: The lovers were carried away by desire. Don't get carried away with the frosting; we need to save some for the other cake.
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For more relaxing moments, its beachwear collection has colourful, tropical patterns, to carry us away to a peaceful Hawaiian setting.
Shock, anger, sadness, guilt, resentment, fear, confusion are some of the preliminary waves of emotions that carry us away into a dark and lonely sea.
God saw that you were tired and how we love and miss you so, He whispered that, through time each one of us will know, when that gentle breeze sweeps over us to carry us away, you too will be waiting, arms open wide with that smile on your face that we know so well, to welcome us once again to walk by your side.
Its colour, music and sets just carry us away by the show's emotional close.
It is to be hoped that objective consideration will be given to such matters as well as to the economic implications, before allowing enthusiasm for reintroduction to carry us away.
Our very movement is used to carry us away from the centre of power, from the gravity of distinction.
In the first section, a female violinist--that is, an artist--chooses to walk around the arroyo, rather than through it, in order to avoid encountering the rough, cat-calling men who lurk in the gulch; the danger of an arroyo is the threat of sudden flood, a rush of water that can carry us away.
The earlier form of the word in English was 'disport' from two Latin words dis 'away' and portare 'carry', the idea being that this kind of activity was intended to carry us away from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
Iraqi women and a child in hospital after a missile attack on Baghdad; The horrors of war can carry us away on a wave of emotions.
State Destination are far better when they let their imaginations drift off into lyrics with just the right mix of the mystical and the recognisable, and let their harmonies carry us away.
For there, they that carry us away in captivity required of us a song/How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
What it does is to carry us away from the limitations of what we already know and believe and set us free in the infinities of a deeper vision.
I would rather the council spent a year giving us something that we and Sir Bobby's family could be proud of rather than rushing in and letting the emotion of the situation carry us away.
Tangled weeds can snare limbs, debris can cause injuries, currents can carry us away and sharply cold temperatures can lead swiftly to fatigue.
A Western Mail photographer walked along the pavement taking pictures and police stood ready to carry us away if given the order.