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cast aside

Definition of cast aside

  1. :  to stop thinking about (something) <She tried to cast aside her worries and enjoy the party.> <She cast all thoughts of making the trip aside.>

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. :  to or toward the side

    :  away from others or into privacy

    :  out of the way especially for future use :  away

  1. :  beyond, past

  1. :  an utterance meant to be inaudible to someone

    :  an actor's speech heard by the audience but supposedly not by other characters

    :  a straying from the theme :  digression

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