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cast·off

 (kăst′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. One that has been discarded.
2. Printing A calculation of the amount of space a manuscript will occupy when set into type.
adj. also cast-off
Discarded; rejected.

cast-off

adj
(prenominal) thrown away; abandoned: cast-off shoes.
n
1. a person or thing that has been discarded or abandoned
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) 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
vb (adverb)
3. (Nautical Terms) to remove (mooring lines) that hold (a vessel) to a dock
4. (Knitting & Sewing) to knot (a row of stitches, esp the final row) in finishing off knitted or woven material
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing to estimate the amount of space that will be taken up by (a book, piece of copy, etc) when it is printed in a particular size and style of type
6. (Dancing) (intr) (in Scottish country dancing) to perform a progressive movement during which each partner of a couple dances separately behind one line of the set and then reunites with the other in their original position in the set or in a new position
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cast-off - thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
unwanted - not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens"
Translations

cast-off

[ˈkɑːstɒf]
A. ADJ [clothing etc] → de desecho, en desuso
B. N (= garment) → ropa f de desecho
our players are mostly cast-offs from the first teamla mayoría de nuestros jugadores vienen descartados del primer equipo
society's cast-offslos marginados de la sociedad

cast-off

[ˈkɑːstˌɒf] adj (clothing) → smesso/a

cast

(kaːst) past tense past participle cast verb
1. to throw. The angler cast his line into the river; These facts cast new light on the matter; She cast him a look of hatred.
2. to get rid of; to take off. Some snakes cast their skins.
3. to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould. Metal is melted before it is cast.
4. to give a part in a play etc to. She was cast as Lady Macbeth.
5. to select the actors for (a film etc). The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.
6. to give (a vote). I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
noun
1. a throw. At his third cast he caught a fish.
2. something made by moulding. The doctor put a plaster cast on his broken leg.
3. a mould. The hot metal is poured into a cast.
4. the complete set of actors in a play, opera etc. the whole cast of the play.
5. something that is ejected by certain animals, eg the earthworm. worm casts all over the grass.
ˈcastaway noun
a shipwrecked person.
casting vote
the deciding vote of the chairman of a meeting when the other votes are equally divided.
cast iron
unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould.
ˈcast-iron adjective
1. made of cast iron. a cast-iron frying-pan.
2. very strong. cast-iron muscles.
ˈcast-off noun, adjective
(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed. cast-off clothes; I don't want my sister's cast-offs.
cast off
1. to untie (the mooring lines of a boat).
2. (also cast aside) to reject as unwanted.
3. in knitting, to finish (the final row of stitches).
cast on
in knitting, to make the first row of stitches.
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My team is made up of discards and cast-offs with something to prove"
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