carry away


  • King Loc carries Abeille away from her mother
    King Loc carries Abeille away from her mother
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v carry away remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands","The car carried us off to the meeting","I'll take you away on a holiday","I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Upon this piece of timber I was carried away by the current Upon this piece of timber I was carried away by the current
The bird flew away, and carried me from this desert island The bird flew away, and carried me from this desert island
The Prince of Persia Carries Away the Princess of Bengal The Prince of Persia Carries Away the Princess of Bengal

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sound carries so well in the Arctic that on a calm day, a conversation can be heard from 1.8 miles away.
    • Carry away to carry off: to excite the feelings: to transport
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  • William Faulkner
    “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
  • Virgil
    “Age carries all things away, even the mind.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “People who never get carried away should be.”
  • Robert Frost
    “I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. carier,—Low L. carricāre, to cart—L. carrus, a car.


In literature:

The work that has been given me to do is the carrying away of the loose earth wherever I can find it.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
A closed carriage stood before it; a prisoner was to be carried away.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
During a battle, when the blood is hot, and one is carried away by excitement, one cuts down everything that is at hand, right and left.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
It was carried away farther and farther from the shore, till it reached the open sea.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
First the draft had carried him away and then the pneumonia had carried him off.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
He said that the revolutionary movement could go no farther without carrying away property.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Furniture was packed and carried away.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Thebes at that moment must have been as deserted as if a conqueror had carried away its people into captivity.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Got carried away and lost his head.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The metal has been carried away, but the cavities in the marble still remain.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy

In poetry:

Again unto the wreck they came,
Where, like one dead, I lay,
And a ship-boy small had strength enough
To carry me away.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
'Twas the soul of Judas Iscariot,
So grim, and gaunt, and gray,
Raised the body of Judas Iscariot,
And carried it away.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
"Thou know'st the words King Robert spoke
Upon his dying day,
How he bade me take his noble heart
And carry it far away;
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Away went Gilpin—who but he?
His fame soon spread around,
He carries weight! he rides a race!
Tis for a thousand pound!
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
This is the way we wash the clo'es
Free from dirt and smoke and clay!
Through and through the water flows,
Carries Ugly right away!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
I WENT to the house of the Lady of Dreams
For a dream to carry away
That should ferry me over the blackest streams
I had to cross by day;
"Dream-House" by Margaret Widdemer

In news:

Denver Broncos aren't getting carried away by 4-3 start.
Washington schools Superintendent Randy Dorn says the state is getting carried away with the exams high school students are required to pass before they graduate .
A casualty of a suspected bomb attack is carried away by medics from the scene of the attack in Nairobi on Sunday.
Carrie Underwood has released a spooky promo for the music video for the next single off of her award-winning 'Blown Away' album.
After years as a supply-deprived teacher, it's hard not to get carried away at back-to-school time.
The Lakers center gets carried away by his emotions about everything.
Hunter, Daniel Swehla, says hunters can get carried away, "They get too excited about a deer that they forget everything they've been taught through the years,".
Sam Rainsy, president of the Khmer Nation Party, is carried away after a 30 March grenade attack outside the National Assembly building.
So much, in fact, that it's easy to get carried away.
Stern, like Shimmele and Rabbi Shmelke, can get carried away.
Carrie Underwood Gives Away Necklace & More in Casey's Taste of Country.
North Korean state TV gets a little carried away in rocket-launch coverage.
Breitbart has uncovered evidence the supposed victim seen "carried" away by fellow Palestinians is compelling, except that 30 seconds later in the same video the man is seen-standing on his own two feet.
It's Puppy Party Day, and B. Max gets a little carried away with the plans.
He was making "High Jungle," an adventure film in Peru in 1966, when his dugout canoe flipped and he was carried away by the strong current of the Huallaga River and drowned at the age of 41.

In science:

Radiation is important in accretion disks as a way to carry excess energy away from the system.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Similarly, in diffusion a particle connects and disconnects in successive encounters with other particles (viewed as a reservoir), with correlations carried away by translational degrees of freedom.
Violation of the zeroth law of thermodynamics for a non-ergodic interaction
They can do this and get away with it until one day they copy a citation, which carries in it a DNA of someone else’s misprint.
Theory of citing
This implies that in the extreme case, here discussed, the star cluster wind carries away only about 0.1% of the deposited mechanical energy.
The Steady State Wind Model for Young Stellar Clusters with an Exponential Stellar Density Distribution
In the catastrophic cooling regime outflows carry away of the star cluster region only a small fraction of the deposited mechanical energy.
The Steady State Wind Model for Young Stellar Clusters with an Exponential Stellar Density Distribution