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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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Two robbery hold-up suspects were arrested last Sunday in Muntinlupa City after carting off P35,000 cash and a motorcycle.
Comment OF THE DAY WHILE City slickers are still carting off obscene bonuses, exhausted squaddies fresh home from Afghanistan are told to cancel their leave to guard the Olympics for a bonus - if they're lucky - of pounds 29 a day.
In less than five seconds, they're into your shed and carting off your expensive tools.
Malaysian police believe that this group had been dismantling railway tracks for a year, carting off almost 500 metre of rail line worth about RM 300,000 at metal scrap shops, The Star reports.
Hadn't he just finished attacking Israel and carting off loot and prisoners when God decided to heal him?