cast one's lot with

Definition of cast one's lot with

:to join or become associated with a person, group, or thing that one hopes will win or succeed
  • During the American Civil War, my great-grandfather cast his lot with the Confederacy/Union.

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

lot play
  1. : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

  2. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

  3. : the resulting choice

  1. : allot, apportion

  2. : to form or divide into lots

  1. : a nephew of Abraham who according to the account in Genesis escaped from the doomed city of Sodom with his wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back


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