American Idioms and Expressions

Carried Away Idiom

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carried away
What does carried away mean?
to lose one's control or judgement due to strong feelingsI got carried away and yelled at my friend for losing my textbook.
carried away
What does carried away mean?
to lose one's control or judgement because of strong feelings I got carried away and began yelling at my friend after he lost my textbook.

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What does "pipe up with (something)" mean?
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What does "have a big mouth" mean?
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What does "shove off" mean?
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What does "set (someone) up (in business)" mean?
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