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English definition of “cast”

cast

verb [T] (CAUSE TO APPEAR)   /kæst/ (past tense and past participle cast)
to cause something to appear, as if by throwing something: People complained about the shadows cast by the new skyscraper. fig. A new scientific study may cast some light on (= help to explain) why women live longer than men. In the sport of fishing, if you cast something, such as a line or a net, you throw it far into the water: We watched the trout fishermen casting their lines.
(Definition of cast verb (CAUSE TO APPEAR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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