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cast

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1 a declaration that something will happen in the future
  • Stock market analysts offered an optimistic cast for the coming year.
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2 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished
  • The walls had a slight yellowish cast.
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3 an instance of looking especially briefly
  • a mischievous cast in his eye when we asked what our destination would be
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4 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling
  • His face took on a proud cast when we asked how his son was faring.
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5 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance
  • the lovely cast of the baby's features
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cast

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1 to throw or give off
  • Spermaceti candles, made from whale oil, are known to cast an exceptionally bright light.
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2 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • cast her eyes skyward for signs of the rescue plane
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3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form
  • Please cast the letter of complaint as politely as possible.
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put together

4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • cast a rock into the stream
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let fly

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discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system


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