Learn English phrasal verbs | Carry away

When was the last time you got carried away? Do you get carried away by music? Find out how to use carried away here to help you understand English phrasal verbs...

Try to listen out for English phrasal verbs every day. Here are some great examples...

Passion Pit get Carried Away here...

Watch this CNN report about a terrible flood literally carrying cars away in the USA...

...and finally, Don't Get Carried Away For The Holidays by eating too much food!

So how do you remember English phrasal verbs? Tell us in the comments below...

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You can literally carry something away with you. You can pick it up in your arms and take it to another place. So you can carry a box away with you.

Carry away can also mean winning, so a team can win a competition and we can say the team carried away the trophy.

You could say to someone, "Don't get carried away!" which means "Don't get too excited!" Basically, calm down, stay calm. Don't get carried away!

You can also use this to say that you exaggerated or you did something too much. So if you're preparing a party and you prepare lots of food for the party because you think lots of people will come to the party, but not so many people come and you have too much food, you could say: "We got carried away. We made too much food. We got carried away".

Also, you could say: "I got carried away in the music", which means, I loved the music so much I got lost in the music, I could only think about the music, I was very excited and I was carried away by the music. This is normally a very nice feeling!

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