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Meaning of “spell” - Learner’s Dictionary

spell

verb     /spel/ ( past tense and past participle spelled, also UK spelt)
WORDS [T]
A2 to write down or tell someone the letters that are used to make a word: How do you spell that? Her name's spelt S-I-A-N.Writing and typing
ABILITY [I]
If you can spell, you know how to write the words of a language correctly: My grammar's all right, but I can't spell.Writing and typing
spell disaster/trouble, etc
If something spells disaster, trouble, etc, you think it will cause something bad to happen in the future: The new regulations could spell disaster for small businesses.Predicting things and intuition
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