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cast

verb [T]
 
 
/kɑːst/ ( past tense and past participle cast)
ACTOR B2 to choose an actor for a particular part in a film or play: [often passive] Why am I always cast as the villain?Casting, roles and scripts
THROW literary to throw somethingThrowing
LIGHT literary to send light or shadow (= dark shapes) in a particular direction: The moon cast a white light into the room.Emitting and ejecting
cast doubt/suspicion on sb/sth to make people feel less sure about or have less trust in someone or something: A leading scientist has cast doubts on government claims that the drug is safe.Upsetting and destabilizing
cast a/your vote to voteElections
cast a spell on sb to seem to use magic to attract someone: The city had cast a spell on me and I never wanted to leave.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction to use magic to make something happen to someoneMagic
METAL to make an object by pouring hot metal into a container of a particular shape →  See also cast/run your/an eye over sth , cast/shed light on sth , cast a pall over sth , cast a shadow over sth Industry and industrial processes
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