Translation of "cast" - English-Spanish dictionary

cast

noun uk /kɑːst/

all the actors in a movie, play, or show

reparto
The play has a cast of 20 actors.
verb uk /kɑːst/ (past tense and past participle cast)

to choose an actor for a particular part in a movie or play

dar un papel a
Why is he always cast as a criminal?
cast a spell on someone

to use magic to make something happen to someone

hechizar a alguien
The witch cast a spell on him.

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

cast

verb /kaːst/ (past tense, past participle cast)

to throw

lanzar, arrojar, tirar
The angler cast his line into the river
These facts cast new light on the matter
She cast him a look of hatred.

to get rid of; to take off

mudar, mudar de
Some snakes cast their skins.

to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould/mold

moldear
Metal is melted before it is cast.

to give a part in a play etc to

asignar el papel de
She was cast as Lady Macbeth.

to select the actors for (a film etc)

hacer el reparto
The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.

to give (a vote)

dar (el voto)
I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
castaway noun

a shipwrecked person

náufrago
a desert island castaway.
casting vote noun

the deciding vote of the chairman of a meeting when the other votes are equally divided

voto de calidad
In the unlikely event of a tie, the decision falls to the President who has the casting vote.
cast iron noun

unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould

hierro fundido
The gates are made of cast iron.
cast-iron adjective

made of cast iron

de hierro fundido
a cast-iron frying-pan.

very strong

de hierro
cast-iron muscles.
cast-off noun, adjective

(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed

desechado
cast-off clothes
I don’t want my sister’s cast-offs.
cast off phrasal verb

to untie (the mooring lines of a boat)

soltar amarras
They cast off the ropes and set sail.

(also cast aside) to reject as unwanted

dejar, abandonar
The company has long cast off its reputation for being boring and conservative.

in knitting, to finish (the final row of stitches).

cerrar los puntos
cast on phrasal verb

in knitting, to make the first row of stitches.

montar los puntos

(Translation of “cast” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)