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spell 1

verb

  • the drought could spell disaster for wildlife in some parts of the country
    lead to, result in, bring about, bring on, cause, be the cause of;
    mean, amount to, add up to, constitute, signal, signify, point to;
    involve
    literary betoken, harbinger, foretoken, forebode
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    spell something out

    1
    Chapman spelled out his aims for the club
    explain, make clear, make plain, elucidate, clarify;
    specify, set out, set forth, state precisely, be specific about, itemize, detail, enumerate, list, unfold, expound, particularize, delineate, catalogue, rehearse

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    spell 2

    noun

  • 1 the witch recited a spell
    incantation, charm, conjuration, rune, magic formula;
    (spells)sorcery, magic, witchcraft, witchery;
    North American hex, mojo;
    New Zealand makutu
  • 2 Margaret surrendered to his spell
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    cast a spell on

    1
    everyone froze, as if a wizard had cast a spell on them
    bewitch, enchant;
    curse, jinx, witch;
    North American hex;
    literary entrance

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    spell 3

    noun

  • 1 the current spell of dry weather
    period, time, interval, season, stretch, run, course, round, span, streak;
    British informal patch, spot
  • 2 his spells of dizziness
    dose
  • 3 she did a spell at the tiller
    stint, turn, stretch, session, term;
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