cast about

verb
cast about; casting about; casts about

Definition of cast about

intransitive verb

: to look around : seek cast about for a seat

transitive verb

: to lay plans concerning : contrive cast about how he was to go

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Recent Examples on the Web In Georgia, people under 30 cast about 16% of the votes in the November election, compared with 13% nationwide, according to AP VoteCast. Ben Nadler, The Christian Science Monitor, "Turnout among young voters key to Georgia Senate runoffs," 26 Dec. 2020 In Georgia, people under 30 cast about 16% of the votes in the November election, compared with 13% nationwide, according to AP VoteCast. Ben Nadler, ajc, "Turnout among young voters key to Georgia Senate runoffs," 26 Dec. 2020 The public access special has featured kids performing dance numbers, a fake news cast about elves going on strike and Deanie Dean in more than a dozen costumes. al, "Birmingham vintage Christmas TV: Country Boy Eddie to Dean and Company," 7 Dec. 2020 Americans cast about 139 million total votes in 2016. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Biden received more total votes than any presidential candidate in U.S. history," 5 Nov. 2020 According to an analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Office released in mid-October, Oregonians cast about 60.9 million ballots between the years of 2000 and 2019. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Dubious distinction, voting behind bars, flag decision: News from around our 50 states," 3 Nov. 2020 Four years ago, Bexar County voters cast about 598,000 ballots during early voting, on Election Day and by mail. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "‘We are making history’ — Texas sets record for votes cast, and Bexar County is on track to do the same," 30 Oct. 2020 The documentary follows the show’s early development, as well as offers interviews with the cast about the making of the final episodes of the series. Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, "Surprise! The Final Season of Schitt's Creek Is Now on Netflix," 3 Oct. 2020 The online watch party will provide commentary and context from the composers and cast about the opera, which had its premiere canceled this summer by the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "University of Michigan celebrates 90th birthday of pioneering African-American professor," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of cast about

1575, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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12 Jan 2021

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“Cast about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20about. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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