cast a (dark) cloud

Definition of cast a (dark) cloud

: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

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

  2. : direct

  3. : to put forth

  1. : an act of casting

  2. : something that happens as a result of chance

  3. : a throw of dice

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

  2. : transmitting only a portion of light

  3. : wholly or partially black

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

  2. : absence of light : darkness

  3. : a color of low or very low lightness : a dark or deep color

  1. : to grow dark (see 1dark)

  2. : to make dark

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

  2. : something resembling or suggesting a cloud: such as

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

  1. : to grow cloudy

  2. : to become troubled, apprehensive, or distressed in appearance

  3. : to become blurry, dubious, or ominous


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