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cast

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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