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cart off

To remove someone or something from a particular place or area, especially roughly or dismissively, typically because it is a nuisance or is going to be discarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cart" and "off." The police carted off the burglar after they caught him fleeing the scene of the crime. I don't need half the junk that's in my new office, so I'm going to ask one of the cleaning guys to cart it all off.
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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 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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When they announce the sentence, you know, and prepare the criminal and tie his hands, and cart him off to the scaffold--that's the fearful part of the business.
They'd say, 'Herr Mc-Queen, good morning , we're delighted that once again you've won the special prize' and cart him off to jail," he said.
AN addict was caught with his drugs stash hidden inside his body as police arrived to cart him off to jail, a court heard.
To Steve's very vocal frustration Jack makes up his mind about the team mate's guilt and tells the police who cart him off for questioning.
Henry has a double, and Tommo is in his element, fussing round the winners, doing his bit for the Haven House Children's Hospice charity day, getting so excited I worry we may have to cart him off to the mobile medical and dental van next to the lavvies.
While he tries to reason with Fiz, she protects an understandably traumatised Rosie until the police cart him off.
He just has time to mouth "sorry" at whingeing mum Gail before the cops cart him off.
Front man Andreas Oper is keen and runs around like a JUNIOR until they cart him off after 75 minutes
When the police descend and cart him off for questioning, he insists May has harmed herself, but after he's charged with assault, it's obvious whose side of the story is more persuasive.
Our exclusive pictures show the moment when the gardai finally arrive to cart him off to the cells.
If Noel Gallagher refuses to appear, storm his house, fire a tranquilliser dart into his bum, cart him off to the studio and subject him to the memories of everyone he's ever slept with, fought with or generally irritated.
The cops only show up and cart him off for questioning about his missing ex-wife.