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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Idioms for cast

    at a single cast, through a single action or event: He bankrupted himself at a single cast.

Origin of cast

1175–1225; Middle English casten < Old Norse kasta to throw

SYNONYMS FOR cast

1 See throw.
55 See turn.

OTHER WORDS FROM cast

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cast

cast caste class
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Example sentences from the Web for cast-off

British Dictionary definitions for cast-off (1 of 2)

cast-off

adjective

(prenominal) thrown away; abandonedcast-off shoes

noun castoff

a person or thing that has been discarded or abandoned
printing an estimate of the amount of space that a piece of copy will occupy when printed in a particular size and style of type

verb cast off (adverb)

British Dictionary definitions for cast-off (2 of 2)

cast
/ (kɑːst) /

verb casts, casting or cast (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for cast

C13: from Old Norse kasta
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Medical definitions for cast-off

cast
[ kăst ]

n.

An object formed by the solidification of molten liquid poured into an impression or mold, as in a dental cast of the maxillary or mandibular arch.
A rigid dressing, usually made of gauze and plaster of Paris, used to immobilize an injured, fractured, or dislocated body part, as in a fracture or dislocation.plaster cast
A mass of fibrous material, coagulated protein, or exudate that has taken the form of the cavity in which it has been molded, such as the bronchial, renal, intestinal, or vaginal cavity, and that is found histologically as well as in urine or sputum samples.
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Idioms and Phrases with cast-off

cast

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