carry it (away)
[from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
Ham II.ii.359[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of the players] Do the boys carry it away?
LLL III.i.138[Costard alone, of the superiority of 'remuneration'] Why, it carries it!
MW III.ii.63[Host to Page, of Fenton as a suitor for Anne] He will carry't
RJ III.i.73[Mercutio to Tybalt ] Alla stoccata carries it away
TC II.iii.2[Thersites alone] Shall the elephant Ajax carry it thus?
TC II.iii.216[Ajax to all, of Achilles] shall pride carry it?
TNK III.i.78[Palamon to Arcite] I will forgive / The trespass thou has done me - yea, my life, / If then thou carry't [i.e. the taking of my life, if you win the fight]
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