cast a pall on/over

Definition of cast a pall on/over

  1. :  to give (something) an unhappy mood Their argument cast a pall on the party.

Word by Word Definitions

castplay
  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

pallplay
  1. :  to lose strength or effectiveness

    :  to lose in interest or attraction

    :  dwindle

  1. :  pallium

    :  a square of linen usually stiffened with cardboard that is used to cover the chalice

    :  a heavy cloth draped over a coffin

  1. :  to cover with a pall :  drape

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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