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English definition of “cast off”

cast off

(LEAVE) phrasal verb with cast     /kɑːst/ US  /kæst/ verb (cast, cast)
If a boat casts off, it leaves the shore: The ship was scheduled to cast off at 8 p.m.Arriving and departing by boat or ship
(Definition of cast off (LEAVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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