cast on


cast on; casting on; casts on

transitive verb

: to place (stitches) on a knitting needle for beginning or enlarging knitted work

Examples of cast on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, Vergara has wanted to create her own sunscreen for three decades to help fill a gap that’s been plaguing the US market: White casts on darker skin tones. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 21 Nov. 2023 Weitzman acknowledged the shadow the episode has cast on the San Diego shelter. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2023 Earlier this year, the city’s Board of Supervisors halted a plan to replace a single-family home in Nob Hill with 10 townhomes, in part over locals’ concerns about the shade the building would cast on a nearby park. Alena Botros, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 Rumors of a Mean Girls reunion swirled last month after photos of the cast on set spread across the internet. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 But even the most loyal fans may be left with questions from week to week, and wondering everything from how people get cast on the show to what happens to all those delicious-looking desserts. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 This potential smoking gun could be a destabilizing and demoralizing blow for many members of the Indigenous community, who in the past 12 months also have seen aspersions cast on the heritage of high-profile figures including Sacheen Littlefeather and independent film producer Heather Rae. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2023 On the latest episode of The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison, the former Dancing with the Stars pro, 39, claimed that she was told that Harrison put the kibosh on her being cast on the ABC dating series. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Pence was always going to have immense trouble in this primary because so many Republicans had a negative view of him after the events of Jan. 6 and the blame that Trump cast on him for Trump's defeat. Tia Yang, ABC News, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cast on was in 1840

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“Cast on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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