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type·cast

 (tīp′kăst′)
tr.v. type·cast, type·cast·ing, type·casts
1. To cast (a performer) based on personality, background, or physical appearance: "His six-foot-one frame and dark good looks attracted the attention of filmmakers who typecast him as a heavy" (Linda Mizejewski).
2. To cast (a performer) in a role or roles similar to those he or she has played in the past: "After his success in Joan of Arc, [José Ferrer] knew that Hollywood would want to typecast him as neurotics and villains. (Dennis Brown).
3. To cause (a performer) to be cast repeatedly in similar roles: "Her musical talent and brassy projection had been successful on Broadway, but her hard features made her look less attractive on screen and typecast her as a nasty, greedy, raddled woman" (Jeffrey Meyers).
4. To perceive or represent in reductive or stereotyped ways: "Almost all of the animals we typically typecast as 'predators' just as readily take the ailing and half-dead and the (preferably fresh) dead" (Bernd Heinrich). "By relegating Goethe to classicism as strongly as he does, Nietzsche is able to typecast him, to reduce him to a singular role even as he elevates him for the strength and discipline required to adhere to classical standards" (Adrian Del Caro).
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typecast

(ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst)
vb, -casts, -casting or -cast
(Film) (tr) to cast (an actor) in the same kind of role continually, esp because of his physical appearance or previous success in such roles
ˈtypeˌcaster n
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type′-cast`



v. -cast, -cast•ing,
adj. Print. v.t., v.i.
1. to cast (type).
adj.
2. (of text to be printed) having the type already cast.
[1875–80]

type•cast

(ˈtaɪpˌkæst, -ˌkɑst)

v.t. -cast, -cast•ing.
1. to cast (an actor) in a role that matches the actor's physique, personality, etc.
2. to cast (an actor) repeatedly or exclusively in the same kind of role.
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typecast


Past participle: typecast
Gerund: typecasting

Imperative
typecast
typecast
Present
I typecast
you typecast
he/she/it typecasts
we typecast
you typecast
they typecast
Preterite
I typecast
you typecast
he/she/it typecast
we typecast
you typecast
they typecast
Present Continuous
I am typecasting
you are typecasting
he/she/it is typecasting
we are typecasting
you are typecasting
they are typecasting
Present Perfect
I have typecast
you have typecast
he/she/it has typecast
we have typecast
you have typecast
they have typecast
Past Continuous
I was typecasting
you were typecasting
he/she/it was typecasting
we were typecasting
you were typecasting
they were typecasting
Past Perfect
I had typecast
you had typecast
he/she/it had typecast
we had typecast
you had typecast
they had typecast
Future
I will typecast
you will typecast
he/she/it will typecast
we will typecast
you will typecast
they will typecast
Future Perfect
I will have typecast
you will have typecast
he/she/it will have typecast
we will have typecast
you will have typecast
they will have typecast
Future Continuous
I will be typecasting
you will be typecasting
he/she/it will be typecasting
we will be typecasting
you will be typecasting
they will be typecasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been typecasting
you have been typecasting
he/she/it has been typecasting
we have been typecasting
you have been typecasting
they have been typecasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been typecasting
you will have been typecasting
he/she/it will have been typecasting
we will have been typecasting
you will have been typecasting
they will have been typecasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been typecasting
you had been typecasting
he/she/it had been typecasting
we had been typecasting
you had been typecasting
they had been typecasting
Conditional
I would typecast
you would typecast
he/she/it would typecast
we would typecast
you would typecast
they would typecast
Past Conditional
I would have typecast
you would have typecast
he/she/it would have typecast
we would have typecast
you would have typecast
they would have typecast
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.typecast - cast repeatedly in the same kind of roletypecast - cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
cast - select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
2.typecast - identify as belonging to a certain typetypecast - identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"
identify - consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
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Translations

typecast

[ˈtaɪpkɑːst] (typecast (pt, pp))
A. VT to typecast an actorencasillar a un actor
B. ADJ [actor] → encasillado
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typecast

[ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst] (typecast (pt, pp)) vt (Cine, Theatre) → far sempre fare la stessa parte a
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