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cast off

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

(LEAVE)

If a boat casts 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
Translations of “cast off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 離開, (船)解纜啟航…
in Russian отчаливать…
in Turkish denize açılmak, yol almak, ayrılmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 离开, (船)解缆启航…
in Polish odpływać…
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