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Cast, vb., (impf. and partic. cast; casted only in H5 IV, 1, 23). 1) to throw: “a ladder made of cords, to c. up, with a pair of hooks,” Gentl. III, 1, 118. from thence (the Tarpeian rock) “into destruction c. him,” Cor. III, 1, 214. will all headlong cast us (== ourselves) “down,” Tit. V, 3, 132. “spit, and throw stones, c. mire upon me,” Cymb. V, 5, 222. “--ing their savageness aside,” Wint. II, 3, 188. “not c. aside so soon,” Mcb. I, 7, 35. “c. by their grave beseeming ornaments,” Rom. I, 1, 100. “a noble spirit ever --s such doubts, as false coin, from it,” H8 III, 1, 170. “his dignity and duty both c. off,” Wint. V, 1, 183. “c. off his chains of bondage,” R2 I, 3, 89. “none but fools do wear it; c. it off,” Rom. II, 2, 9. “the shape which thou dost think I have c. off for ever,” Lr. I, 4, 332. “To cast into my teeth,” Caes. IV, 3, 99 (== to upbraid me). “they c. their caps up,” Ant. IV, 12, 12; and in the same sense without up: “when you c. your greasy caps,” Cor. IV, 6, 130.
2) to drop, to let fall: “when you c. out the anchor,” Wint. I, 2, 214. “c. your nets,” Tit. IV, 3, 7.
3) to throw, to pour: “fire, fire; c. on no water,” Shr. IV, 1, 21. “seems to c. water on the burning bear,” Oth. II, 1, 14. Figuratively: “c. your good counsels upon his passion,” Wint. IV, 4, 506.
4) to throw to the ground: “though he took up my legs sometime, yet I made a shift to c. him,” Mcb. II, 3, 46 (a quibble). Figuratively: for thee, oppressed king, I am c. down (== depressed) Lr. V, 3, 5.
5) to raise, to form by throwing up earth: “the blind mole --s copped hills towards heaven,” Per. I, 1, 100. “throws down one mountain to c. up a higher,” I, 4, 6.
6) to throw off, to shed: “he hath bought a pair of c. lips of Diana,” As III, 4, 16. “c. thy humble slough,” Tw. II, 5, 161. “with --ed slough and fresh legerity,” H5 IV, 1, 23. “your colt's tooth is not c. yet,” H8 I, 3, 48.
7) to drive away: “be c. from possibility of all,” H6A V, 4, 146. “to be exiled, and thrown from Leonati seat, and c. from her his dearest one,” Cymb. V, 4, 60.
8) to throw out, to eject; used of the sea: “we all were sea-swallowed, though some c. again,” Tp. II, 1, 251. “since I was c. ashore,” Tp. II, 2, 129. “the sea hath c. me upon your coast,” Per. II, 1, 60. Hence == to vomit: “his filth within being c., he would appear a pond as deep as hell,” Meas. III, 1, 93. “I made a shift to c. him,” Mcb. II, 3, 46 (quibble). “what a drunken knave was the sea to c. thee in our way,” Per. II, 1, 62. With up: “did the sea c. it up?” Per. III, 2, 57. “thou, beastly feeder, art so full of him, that thou provokest thyself to c. him up,” H4B I, 3, 96. “their villany goes against my weak stomach, and therefore I must c. it up,” H5 III, 2, 57. “the sepulchre hath oped his jaws, to c. thee up again,” Hml. I, 4, 51. till he (the whale) “c. bells, steeple etc. up again,” Per. II, 1, 46. With out: “the city c. her people out upon her,” Ant. II, 2, 218.
To cast the gorge == to be about to vomit: “she whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores would c. the gorge at,” Tim. IV, 3, 40.
9) to direct, to turn: “to c. thy wandering eyes on every stale,” Shr. III, 1, 90. “there was --ing up of eyes,” Wint. V, 2, 51. “to whom do lions c. their gentle looks?” H6C II, 2, 11. “he --s his eye against the moon,” H8 III, 2, 117. “c. her fair eyes to heaven,” IV, 1, 84. “whose bright faces c. thousand beams upon me,” IV, 2, 89. “c. his eyes upon me,” V, 2, 12. “to c. one's eyes so low,” Lr. IV, 6, 12.
10) to throw away as worthless; with forth: “the --ing forth to crows thy baby-daughter,” Wint. III, 2, 192. “to be c. forth in the common air,” R2 I, 3, 157. With off == 1) to discard, to disinherit: “the prince will in the perfectness of time c. off his followers,” H4B IV, 4, 75. “with what poor judgment he hath now c. her off,” Lr. I, 1, 294. 2) to ruin: “dead, forsook, c. off,” John V, 7, 35. “are we undone? c. off? nothing remaining?” Tim. IV, 2, 2. With out: “thy brat hath been c. out,” Wint. III, 2, 88. Mostly with away == 1) to throw away, to waste or lavish: “if you thought your love not c. away,” Gentl I, 2, 26. “I would be loath to c. away my speech,” Tw. I, 5, 184. “hast thou yet more blood to c. away?” John II, 334. “let us c. away nothing,” Troil. IV, 4, 22. “he is gone, he is gone, and we c. away moan,” Hml. IV, 5, 198. “be't lawful I take up what's c. away,” Lr. I, 1, 256. Followed by on: “will you c. away your child on a fool?” Wiv. III, 4, 100. “thy words are too precious to be c. away upon curs,” As I, 3, 5. “I will not c. away my physic but on those that are sick,” III, 2, 376. “to c. away honesty upon a foul slut,” 3, 35. -- 2) to let perish: “the poor wench is c. away,” LLL V, 2, 682. “'tis but one c. away,” As IV, 1, 189. “do not c. away an honest man for a villain's accusation,” H6B I, 3, 205. “win straying souls with modesty again; c. none away,” H8 V, 3, 65. “c. me not away,” Rom. III, 5, 200. “thou hast c. away thyself, being like thyself,” Tim. IV, 3, 220. it were pity to c. them (women) “away for nothing,” Ant. I, 2, 142. -- 3) to shipwreck: if he thrive, and I (like a boat) “be c. away,” Sonn. 80, 13. “hath an argosy c. away,” Merch. III, 1, 105. “c. away and sunk on Goodwin Sands,” John V, 5, 13. “c. away before us even now,” Per. II, 1, 19.
11) to dismiss: “the state cannot with safety c. him,” Oth. I, 1, 150. “our general c. us thus early for the love of his Desdemona,” II, 3, 14. “you are but now c. in his mood,” II, 3, 14 “whereon it came that I was c.” V, 2, 327.
12) to bestow, to confer, to impart; followed by on: “the government I c. upon my brother,” Tp. I, 2, 75. “wouldst thou have me c. my love on him?” Gentl. I, 2, 25. “my fortunes having c. me on your niece,” Tw. II, 5, 78. “which I doubt not but our Rome will c. upon thee,” Cor. II, 1, 218. “c. your election on him,” II, 3, 237. “the ingratitude that Rome c. on my noble father,” Ant. II, 6, 23.
13) to turn, to place, to put in a state: “why hast thou c. into eternal sleeping those eyes,” Ven. 951. “since you to non-regardance c. my faith,” Tw. V, 124. “Clarence whom I have c. in darkness,” R3 I, 3, 327 (Qq laid). “c. in prison,” Cymb. III, 2, 38. Reflectively: “and put on fear, and c. yourself in wonder,” Caes. I, 3, 60.
14) to throw, as dice or lots: “however God or fortune c. my lot,” R2 I, 3, 85.
15) to compute, to calculate: “when as thy love hath c. his utmost sum,” Sonn. 49, 3. “you c. the event of war and summed the account of chance,” H4B I, 1, 166. “let it be c. and paid,” V, 1, 21. “he can write and read and c. accompt,” H6B IV, 2, 93. “to c. beyond ourselves in our opinions,” Hml. II, 1, 115 (== to be mistaken). “I know not what counts harsh fortune --s upon my face,” Ant. II, 6, 55. “think, speak, c., write, sing, number his love,” III, 2, 17. To cast the water == to inspect the urine as a diagnostic: “c. the water of my land,” Mcb. V, 3, 50.
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