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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of cast off

1575


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