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cast off

phrasal verb with cast uk   /kɑːst/  us   /kæst/ verb (cast, cast)
  • (LEAVE)

If a ​boatcasts off, it ​leaves the shore: The ​ship was ​scheduled to ​cast off at 8 p.m.
  • (FINISH)

specialized fabrics in knitting, to use ​special stitches to ​finish the thing you are making
(Definition of cast off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cast off

phrasal verb with cast  us   /kæst/ verb [T] (past tense and past participle cast)
(of a ​ship) to ​leave: The ​ship was ​scheduled to cast off at 8 p.m.
(Definition of cast off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cast off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 离开, (船)解缆启航…
in Turkish denize açılmak, yol almak, ayrılmak…
in Russian отчаливать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 離開, (船)解纜啟航…
in Polish odpływać…
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