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cast

verb (LIGHT)    /kɑːst/ US  /kæst/ (cast, cast)
C2 [T usually + adv/prep] to send light or shadow (= an area of darkness) in a particular direction: The moon cast a white light into the room. The tree cast a shadow over/on his face.figurative Her arrival cast a shadow over/on the party (= made it less pleasant).Emitting and casting light cast light on sth to provide an explanation for a situation or problem, or information that makes it easier to understand: The discovery of the dinosaur skeleton has cast light on why they became extinct.Defining and explaining
(Definition of cast verb (LIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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