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Translation of "cast" - English-German dictionary


verb /kaːst/ ( past tense past participle cast)
to throw werfen The angler cast his line into the river These facts cast new light on the matter She cast him a look of hatred.
to get rid of; to take off abwerfen Some snakes cast their skins.
to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould gießen Metal is melted before it is cast.
to give a part in a play etc to eine Rolle besetzen She was cast as Lady Macbeth.
to select the actors for (a film etc) Rollen verteilen The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.
to give (a vote) abgeben I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
castaway noun
a shipwrecked person. der/die Schiffbrüchige
casting vote
the deciding vote of the chairman of a meeting when the other votes are equally divided. die entscheidende Stimme
cast iron
unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould. das Gußeisen
cast-iron adjective
made of cast iron gußeisern a cast-iron frying-pan.
very strong eisern cast-iron muscles.
cast-off noun, adjective
(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed ablegen cast-off clothes I don’t want my sister’s cast-offs.
cast off
to untie (the mooring lines of a boat). vom Land abstoßen
(also cast aside) to reject as unwanted. verwerfen
in knitting, to finish (the final row of stitches). abketten
cast on
in knitting, to make the first row of stitches. anschlagen
(Definition of cast from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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