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cast a (dark) cloud

Definition of cast a (dark) cloud

  1. :  to cause people to stop trusting something <The scandal cast a cloud over his presidency.> <Several problems have cast a cloud on the program's future.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

  1. :  devoid or partially devoid of light :  not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

  1. :  a place or time of little or no light :  night, nightfall

    :  absence of light :  darkness

    :  a dark or deep color

  1. :  to grow dark

    :  to make dark

  1. :  a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere of a planet (as the earth) or moon

    :  something resembling or suggesting a cloud: as

    :  a light filmy, puffy, or billowy mass seeming to float in the air

  1. :  to grow cloudy

    :  to become troubled, apprehensive, or distressed in appearance

    :  to billow up in the form of a cloud

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a dwelling place or home

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