cast-off

adjective \ ˈkast-ˌȯf \

Definition of cast-off

:thrown away or aside

castoff

noun

First Known Use of cast-off

1613


cast off

verb

Definition of cast off

transitive verb
1 :loose
  • cast off a hunting dog
2 :unfasten
  • cast off a boat
3 :to remove (a stitch) from a knitting needle in such a way as to prevent unraveling
intransitive verb
1 :to unfasten or untie a boat or a line
2 :to turn one's partner in a square dance and pass around the outside of the set and back
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


CAST-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

cast-off

adjective

Definition of cast-off for English Language Learners

  • : thrown or given away


CAST-OFF Defined for Kids

castoff

noun cast·off \ ˈkast-ˌȯf \

Definition of castoff for Students

:a person or thing that has been thrown aside or rejected

cast-off

adjective \ ˈkast-ˌȯf \

Definition of cast-off for Students

:thrown away or aside
  • She wore cast-off clothes.

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