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cast off

verb

Definition of cast off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  loose <cast off a hunting dog>

  3. 2 :  unfasten <cast off a boat>

  4. 3 :  to remove (a stitch) from a knitting needle in such a way as to prevent unraveling

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to unfasten or untie a boat or a line

  7. 2 :  to turn one's partner in a square dance and pass around the outside of the set and back

  8. 3 :  to finish a knitted fabric by casting off all stitches



Examples of cast off

  1. <once she became rich and didn't need them anymore, she cast off all her old friends like so much junk>



1575

First Known Use of cast off

1575


CASTOFF Defined for Kids

castoff

noun cast·off \ˈkast-ˌȯf\

Definition of castoff

  1. :  a person or thing that has been thrown aside or rejected




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