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English definition of “cast off”

cast off

verb uk phrasal verb with cast   /kɑːst/ us    /kæst/ (cast, cast)

(LEAVE)

If a boat casts off, it leaves the shore: The ship was scheduled to cast off at 8 p.m.

(FINISH)

specialized fabrics in knitting, to use special stitches to finish the thing you are making
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