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Spanish translation of “cast”

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
(Definition of cast from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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