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English definition of “cast”

cast

verb [T] (ACTORS)    /kɑːst/ US  /kæst/ (cast, cast)
C2 to choose actors to play particular parts in a play, film, or show: He was often cast as the villain. In her latest film she was cast against type (= played a different character than the one she usually played or might be expected to play).figurative They like to cast the opposing political party as (= to say that they are) the party of high taxes. → See also typecastCasting, roles and scripts
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