Meaning of “cast” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /kɑːst/ past tense and past participle cast

B2 to choose an actor for a particular part in a film or play:

[ often passive ] Why am I always cast as the villain?
THROW literary

to throw something

LIGHT literary

to send light or shadow (= dark shapes) in a particular direction:

The moon cast a white light into the room.
cast doubt/suspicion on sb/sth

to make people feel less sure about or have less trust in someone or something:

A leading scientist has cast doubts on government claims that the drug is safe.
cast a/your vote

to vote

cast a spell on sb

to seem to use magic to attract someone:

The city had cast a spell on me and I never wanted to leave.

to use magic to make something happen to someone

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(Definition of “cast verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)