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(adverb) to form (the first row of stitches) in knitting and weaving

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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cast on

1

Make the first stitches in knitting, putting them on the needle, as in Once you learn how to cast on, you can use either simple or complicated stitches. [Mid-1800s]

2

Hastily put on clothes, as in He cast on his coat and ran out. This usage is dying out. [Early 1800s]

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