Translation of "cast" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kɑːst/ us /kæst/

cast noun (ACTORS)

B2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] the actors in a film, play, or show

After the final performance the director threw a party for the cast. 最后一场演出过后,导演为全体演员举办了一场聚会。
Part of the movie's success lies in the strength of the supporting cast (= the actors who were not playing the main parts). 影片的成功部分归功于强大的配角阵容。

cast noun (SHAPE)

[ C ] an object made by pouring hot liquid into a container and leaving it to become solid


[ C ] a plaster cast

in a cast UK also in plaster

If a part of your body is in a cast, it has a plaster cast around it to protect it while a broken bone repairs itself.

My leg was in a cast for about six weeks. 我的腿打了6周左右的石膏。


uk /kɑːst/ us /kæst/ cast, cast

cast verb (ACTORS)

C2 [ T ] to choose actors to play particular parts in a play, film, or show

He was often cast as the villain. 他经常演反面角色。
In her latest movie she was cast against type (= played a different character than the one she usually played or might be expected to play). 在最近拍的电影中,她改变了戏路。
figurative They like to cast the opposing political party as (= to say that they are) the party of high taxes. 他们喜欢把敌对政党说成是征收高额税收的政党。
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cast verb (LIGHT)

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. 皎洁的月光洒进房间里。
The tree cast a shadow over/on his face. 树影投在他的脸上。
figurative Her arrival cast a shadow over/on the party (= made it less pleasant). 她的到场给聚会投上了一丝阴影。
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. 恐龙骨架的发现使人们对于恐龙灭绝的原因有了一些认识。

cast verb (LOOK)

cast a look, glance, smile, etc.

to look, smile, etc. in a particular direction

She cast a quick look in the rear mirror. 她迅速看了一眼后视镜。
cast an/your eye over sth

to look quickly at something

Could you cast an eye over this report for me? 你能替我看一眼这份报告吗?

cast verb (THROW)

[ T + adv/prep ] literary to throw something

The knight cast the sword far out into the lake. 骑士将剑远远地扔进湖中。

[ I or T ] (in fishing) to throw something, such as a line, into the water to catch fish with

He cast the line to the middle of the river. 他把渔线抛向河中央。

cast verb (DOUBT)

cast doubt/suspicion on sb/sth

C2 to make people feel less sure about or have less trust in something or someone

New evidence has cast doubt on the guilty verdict. 新的证据让人们对判罚有罪的裁决产生了怀疑。
cast aspersions on sb/sth formal

to criticize or make damaging remarks or judgments about someone or something

His opponents cast aspersions on his patriotism. 反对者诋毁他的爱国精神。

cast verb (REMEMBER)

cast your mind back

C2 to try to remember

If you cast your mind back, you might recall that I never promised to go. 回想一下,你或许会记得我从未答应过要去。

cast verb (VOTE)

cast a/your vote

C2 to vote

All the votes in the election have now been cast and the counting has begun. 这次选举的投票现已全部结束,计票工作已经开始。

cast verb (SHAPE)

[ T ] to make an object by pouring hot liquid, such as melted metal, into a shaped container where it becomes hard


cast verb (MAGIC)

cast a spell

C2 to use words thought to be magic, especially in order to have an effect on someone

The old woman cast a spell on the prince and he turned into a frog. 老太婆对王子施了魔法,他变成了一只青蛙。
figurative When I was 17, jazz cast its spell on me (= I started to like it very much). 我17岁的时候对爵士乐着了迷。

cast verb (SKIN)

[ T ] If a snake casts its skin, the outer layer of old skin comes off its body.


(Translation of “cast” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)