cast/throw doubt on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cast/throw doubt on

: to cause people to question or lose confidence in (something)
  • These mistakes cast/throw doubt on her ability.

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

throw play
  1. : to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

  1. : an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice

doubt play
  1. : fear

  2. : suspect

  3. : to call into question the truth of : to be uncertain or in doubt about

  1. : uncertainty of belief or opinion that often interferes with decision-making

  2. : a deliberate suspension of judgment

  3. : a state of affairs giving rise to uncertainty, hesitation, or suspense


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