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: to cast (an actor or actress) in a part calling for the same characteristics as those possessed by the performer
: to cast (an actor or actress) repeatedly in the same type of role
: stereotype sense 2
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1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: to always give (an actor or actress) the same kind of role : to cause people to think that (an actor or actress) should always play the same kind of role
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