cast down

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cast down

(tr, adverb) to make (a person) discouraged or dejected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cast down - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
chill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged


1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
3. To send out heat, light, or energy:
4. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
5. To ascertain by mathematics:
6. To combine (figures) to form a sum:
add (up), foot (up), sum (up), tot (up), total, totalize.
phrasal verb
cast about
To try to find something:
phrasal verb
cast out
To rid one's mind of:
1. An act of throwing:
2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
3. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:
4. The external outline of a thing:
5. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
7. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:

w>cast down

vt sep eyesniederschlagen; (liter, = throw down) weaponshinwerfen; to be cast down (fig)niedergeschlagen sein
References in classic literature ?
The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heading the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
Perceiving their simplicity, he cast down a huge log into the lake.
Amongst the ruins of the church The midnight raven found a perch, A melancholy place; The ruthless Conqueror cast down, Woe worth the deed, that little town, To lengthen out his chase.
At last he returned to his palace quite cast down, because he wished so much to have a real Princess for his wife.
And some want to be edified and raised up, and call it virtue: and others want to be cast down,--and likewise call it virtue.
40-53) Bitter pain seized her heart, and she rent the covering upon her divine hair with her dear hands: her dark cloak she cast down from both her shoulders and sped, like a wild-bird, over the firm land and yielding sea, seeking her child.
The old man cast down his eyes at this reproof, and they met those of his daughter.
Though a man of resolute spirit, and not easily cast down, the dangers impending over this darling scheme of his ambition, had a gradual effect upon the spirits of Mr.
The poor girl sat all this time without opening her lips--her eyes cast down, and her colour varying every instant; while Reginald observed all that passed in perfect silence.
Rose Waterford cast down her eyes demurely to give greater effect to her reply.
We voted against that saloon, and went out cast down with the knowledge that we had lost an evening and wasted twenty cents for beer that we didn't want.
They are here; "the other answered, with his eyes cast down and his hands crossed upon his chest.