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Bear off   /bɛr ɔf/   Listen
Bear off

Remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state.  Synonyms: bear away, carry away, carry off, take away.  "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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"Bear off" Quotes from Famous Books

... man came as fast as he could, pulled the bear off the ox, tied him up, and threw him ...
— Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) - Folk-Lore, Fables, And Fairy Tales • Various

... the infection, let it be his consolation that the dust arises from the most ancient and respected authors! Pages move silently about with tall dingy tomes in their arms. Other tomes, whose use is past, they bear off to ...
— Chimney-Pot Papers • Charles S. Brooks

... in its hills. But to know them, you must hunt for them,—tramp off to the distant stream, and then, not stand on the bank and wish and sigh, but off hose and shoon, and, careless of water-snake and snapping-turtle, wade in up to their virgin bower, and bear off the dripping, fragrant prize. None but the brave ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 27, January, 1860 • Various

... to christen the boy with the name of the most colorful city he had touched on the trip, not an uncommon practice of seagoing fathers on the Cape. But Mrs. Randall Latham, watching her husband's ship bear off to seaward in the face of a keen gale, caught a severe cold, and when Captain Randall returned the next time he came not to a cradle in the great living room of the big, brown house, but to an already-sodden ...
— Sheila of Big Wreck Cove - A Story of Cape Cod • James A. Cooper

... a light galley for Nugnez; upon which he and three others of the Society embarking, together with four young men of the seminary, they set sail towards the vessel, to bear off the body of the saint. They received it with the honourable discharge of all the cannon, not only from the ship of Lopez, but from six other vessels which were in company, and which had been wind-bound towards Baticula. On the 15th of March, in the year 1554, the galley landed ...
— The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18) - The Life of St. Francis Xavier • John Dryden

... catch the ball, he knew he could catch it. Others did these things, and he could see no reason why he could not. He seemed to feel as one of the Rothschilds did, who said, "I can do what another man can." The same elements of character caused him to excel on the play-ground, that enabled him to bear off ...
— The Bobbin Boy - or, How Nat Got His learning • William M. Thayer

... into the flowery lanes of social life—talking of friends, and wives, and children, and home, with as much pathos and tenderness as if their errand that night had been to succour some comrade in distress, instead of to watch like wolves, and pounce on unawares, and half throttle if need be, and bear off ...
— The Iron Horse • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Bear off" :   withdraw, go forth, spirit off, whisk off, go away, leave, carry away, spirit away, remove, take away, whisk away, carry off, take, bring

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