cast/throw doubt on

Definition of cast/throw doubt on

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

Word by Word Definitions

castplay
  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

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

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

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

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

doubtplay
  1. :  fear

    :  suspect

    :  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

    :  a deliberate suspension of judgment

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cast/throw doubt on? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

quaintly unconventional or refined

Get Word of the Day daily email!