/kɑːst/ verb [T] (past tense and past participle cast)
ACTOR › to choose an actor for a particular part in a film or play: [often passive] Why am I always cast as the villain?
THROW literary › to throw something
LIGHT literary › to send light or shadow (= dark shapes) in a particular direction: The moon cast a white light into the room.
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.
cast a/your vote › to vote
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. › to use magic to make something happen to someone