cast something off

cast something off

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cast off (or cast something off) — 1》 Knitting take the stitches off the needle by looping each over the next to finish the edge. 2》 set a boat or ship free from her moorings. 3》 let loose a hunting hound or hawk. 4》 Printing estimate the space that will be taken in print by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cast — 1 verb past tense and past participle cast 1 cast (a) light on/onto a) to provide new information which makes something easier to understand: research findings that cast new light on the origin of our universe b) literary to send light onto a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cast — cast1 verb (past and past participle cast) 1》 throw forcefully in a specified direction.     ↘throw so as to spread over an area. 2》 cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface.     ↘direct (one s eyes or thoughts) towards something.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cast — cast1 W3 [ka:st US kæst] v past tense and past participle cast ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 cast light on/onto something 2 cast doubt(s) on something 3¦(light and shade)¦ 4 cast a shadow/cloud over something 5¦(look)¦ 6 cast an eye on/over something 7 cast a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cast — cast1 [ kæst ] (past tense and past participle cast) verb *** ▸ 1 choose actor for part ▸ 2 describe someone as a type ▸ 3 look at someone/something ▸ 4 give light/a shadow ▸ 5 throw ▸ 6 move fishing line/net ▸ 7 make something in a mold ▸ 8 tell …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cast — I UK [kɑːst] / US [kæst] verb Word forms cast : present tense I/you/we/they cast he/she/it casts present participle casting past tense cast past participle cast *** 1) a) [transitive] to choose a performer for a particular part or for a… …   English dictionary

  • cast — [[t]kɑ͟ːst, kæ̱st[/t]] ♦♦ casts, casting (The form cast is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) N COUNT COLL The cast of a play or film is all the people who act in it. The show is very amusing and the cast are …   English dictionary

  • cast off — verb 1. get rid of (Freq. 1) he shed his image as a pushy boss shed your clothes • Syn: ↑shed, ↑cast, ↑shake off, ↑throw, ↑throw off, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast on — verb make the first row of stitches when knitting • Ant: ↑cast off • Topics: ↑handicraft • Hypernyms: ↑sew, ↑run up, ↑sew together, ↑stitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • off with — phrasal used interjectionally to express a command or exhortation that something be taken off or away or cast aside off with the old, on with the new off with his head * * * off with Take off at once • • • Main Entry: ↑off …   Useful english dictionary

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