Definition of recast in English:

recast

Syllabification: re·cast
Pronunciation: /rēˈkast
 
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verb (past and past participle recast)

[with object]
1Give (a metal object) a different form by melting it down and reshaping it.
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  • This metal would be recast into additional cannon.
  • He had achieved his object by sawing the bars into irregular pieces, collecting the sawdust in tough, plastic bags and melting and recasting some of the pieces as cubes in obviously home-made moulds.
  • The bell was melted down and recast, then rung carefully for special events.
1.1Present or organize in a different form or style: his doctoral thesis has been recast for the general reader
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  • The Algerian experience led the French government to recast its African presence in terms of a new political role.
  • It was a knowledge that would allow him to impose a true revolution upon the generals and to recast the entire structure of the armed forces.
  • Before his present comical manoeuvrings, he had made a series of thoughtful speeches on how Britishness could be recast for modern times, an issue of importance to unionists in every part of the UK.
2Allocate the parts in (a play or film) to different actors: there were moves to recast the play
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  • These are the two most significant changes to the new version, and they completely recast the film, I remember the first film as cold, brutal, and ugly, but the new version has been significantly changed in other respects.
  • Now it's been recast with African-American actors and remade as Love Don't Cost a Thing.
  • Television has intervened, of course, but you could still recast the popular soaps each week and still not make much of a dent in the Equity dole queue.

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