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cart away

To remove someone or something from a particular place or area, especially because it is a nuisance or is going to be discarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cart" and "away." The police carted the burglar away after they caught him fleeing the scene of the crime. I'm going to have someone from Records come and cart away all these old files.
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It is not all that was returned by the people that carted them away as only a handful were voluntarily returned.
With no protection, the precious fossils--which resemble topless pineapples--started to disappear, as ranchers, visitors, and even paleontologists lifted these ancient plants right out of the ground and carted them away. By 1956, little remained on the surface of these lonely, grassy hills, leading Congress to officially remove Fossil Cycad National Monument from the park system on September 1,1957.
Beatriz Martin, a Madrid Emergency Service doctor who tended to victims at El Pozo said, "On many bodies we could hear the person's mobile phones ringing as we carted them away."
``On many bodies, we could hear the person's mobile phones ringing as we carted them away,'' said Beatriz Martin, a doctor who tended to victims at El Pozo.