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1cast/ˈkæst/
British/ˈkɑːst/verb
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1cast
/ˈkæst/British/ˈkɑːst/
verb
castscastcasting
Learner's definition of CAST  
[+ object]
: to throw or move (something) in a forceful way
   b : to throw (a fishing line, hook, etc.) into the water by using a fishing pole
: to send or direct (something) in the direction of someone or something
   b : to send (something) out or forward— often used figuratively
: to make (a vote) formally
: to assign roles for (a play, movie, etc.) to actors
   b : to assign (an actor or actress) a role in a film, play, etc.
— see also typecast
: to shape (a substance) by pouring it into a mold and letting it harden
   b : to form (something, such as a sculpture) by casting metal, plaster, etc.
: to arrange (something) into parts or into a proper form
: to talk about or think of (someone or something) in a particular way

cast about/around for

[phrasal verb]
cast about/around for (something) 
: to look in many places for (something)

cast a (dark) cloud

— see 1cloud

cast adrift

[phrasal verb]
cast (a boat) adrift : to cause (a boat) to float on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone— often used as (be) cast adrift
cast (someone) adrift : to cause (someone) to float on the water in a boat that is not tied to anything or controlled by anyone— often used as (be) cast adrift— often used figuratively

cast aside

[phrasal verb]
cast aside (something) or cast (something) aside 
: to stop thinking about (something)

cast aspersions

— see aspersions

cast away

[phrasal verb]
cast away (someone) or cast (someone) away 
: to leave (someone) alone somewhere (such as on an island) as a result of a storm, shipwreck, etc.— usually used as (be) cast away
— see also castaway

cast caution to the wind

— see 1caution

cast light on

— see 1light

cast lots

— see lot

cast off

[phrasal verb]
cast off (something) or cast (something) off : to get rid of (something)
— see also castoffcast-off
: to untie the rope that is holding a boat near the land
: to remove stitches from a knitting needle in a way that does not cause them to become loose

cast on

[phrasal verb]
: to place stitches on a knitting needle

cast out

[phrasal verb]
cast out (someone or something) or cast (someone or something) out 
: to force (someone or something) to go away

cast pearls before swine

— see pearl

cast your eye over

— see 1eye

cast your lot

— see lot

cast your mind back

— see 1mind

cast your net wide

— see 1net

the die is cast

— see 2die
2cast/ˈkæst/
British/ˈkɑːst/noun
pluralcasts
2cast
/ˈkæst/British/ˈkɑːst/
noun
pluralcasts
Learner's definition of CAST  
[count] : the actors in a play, film, or television show
◊ The phrase cast of characters is sometimes used to refer to a group of people who have important roles in a book, story, or event.
[count] : a hard covering that is put on an arm, leg, etc., so that a broken bone can heal
— called also plaster cast
[count] : a container that is used to give its form or shape to something that is poured or pressed into it
: mold
also : an object that is made by using such a container
[singular]literary : the shape or appearance of something
[singular] : a slight bit of color
[singular] : a characteristic of a person or thing: a distinctive quality
[count] : the act of throwing a fishing line into water with a pole
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