cast about

verb
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of cast about

intransitive verb
:to look around :seek
  • cast about for a seat
transitive verb
:to lay plans concerning :contrive
  • cast about how he was to go

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First Known Use of cast about

1575



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