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cast vb. (the more unusual senses are)
1. to throw in wrestling Mac. II. iii. 47 “though he took up my legs sometime, yet I made a shift to him.”
2. to drive away 1H6 V. iv. 146 “Be cast from possibility of all,” Cym. V. iv. 60 “To be exil'd, . . . and cast From her his dearest one.”
3. to throw up, vomit Tp. II. i. 259 “We all were seaswallow'd, though some cast again,” Meas. III. i. 91 “His filth within being cast” ; esp. “cast up” H5 III. ii. 59, Per. II. i. 47.
4. to throw off, get rid of Oth. I. i. 150 “the state . . . Cannot with safety cast him,” V. ii. 326.
5. to reckon, calculate 2H4 I. i. 166 “You cast the event of war, . . . And summ'd the account of chance,” 2H6 IV. ii. 97 “write and read and cast accompt” ; absol. Ham. II. i. 115 “To beyond ourselves,” Ant. III. ii. 17. cast away, to wreck (a ship) Mer.V. III. i. 108, John V. v. 13 “cast away . . . on Goodwin Sands,” Sonn. lxxx. 13; c. by, to throw aside Rom. I. i. 99.
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