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cast
British English: /kɑːst/
American English: /kæst/

Translation of cast in French:

noun

  • 1 (Cinema, Theatre, Television) (list of actors)
    (actors)
    acteurs
    mpl
    the members of the cast
    les acteurs
    cast and credits cast of characters
    (in play, novel)
    liste (f) des personnages
    Bogart and Bacall head a strong cast
    Bogart et Bacall apparaissent en tête d'une brillante distribution
    the film has an all-star cast
    il n'y a que des vedettes or des acteurs très connus dans ce film
    she was in the cast of ‘The Birds’
    elle a joué dans ‘Les Oiseaux’
  • 3 (arrangement) See examples: cast of features
    traits (mpl) du visage, physionomie (f)
    cast of mind
  • 5 (Medicine) (squint) to have a cast in one eye
    avoir un œil qui louche, loucher d'un œil
  • 6 (Medicine)
    also: plaster cast
    to have one's arm in a cast
    avoir un bras dans le plâtre
  • 8 (colour, tinge) with a greenish cast
    tirant sur le vert

transitive verb prétpp cast

  • 1 (throw)
    (stone, net, fishing line)
    (dice)
    (light, shadow)
    to be cast into prison
    être jeté en prison
    to cast doubt on
    émettre des doutes sur
    to cast light on to cast (a) new light on
    éclairer [quelque chose] d'un jour nouveau
    to cast a spell on
    jeter un sort à
  • 2 (direct)
    (glance, look) at sur
    her eyes were cast downwards
    elle avait les yeux baissés
    to cast one's eyes around the room/over a letter
    parcourir la pièce/une lettre des yeux
    to cast a glance over one's shoulder
    jeter un coup d'œil par-dessus son épaule
    to cast one's mind back over something
    se remémorer quelque chose
    if you cast your mind back to last week
    si tu te rappelles ce qui s'est passé la semaine dernière
  • 3 (Cinema, Theatre, Television)
    distribuer les rôles de
    (play, film)
    she was cast in the role of ou as Blanche
    on lui a donné le rôle de Blanche, elle a joué Blanche
  • 4 (shed)
    (leaves, feathers)
    the snake casts its skin
    le serpent mue
    the horse cast a shoe
    le cheval a perdu un fer
  • 5 (Art, Technology)
    (plaster)
    statue cast in bronze
    statue coulée dans le bronze
  • 6 (Politics)to cast one's vote
  • 7 (Astrology)to cast somebody's horoscope
    faire l'horoscope de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • also: prét, pp cast
    (Fishing)
    lancer sa ligne

Phrasal verbs

cast about

(British English) cast around
cast about for
(excuse, remark)

cast aside

cast aside [something/somebody], cast [something/somebody] aside
(object)
(anxieties, doubts, inhibitions)
(spouse, lover)

cast away

cast away [something], cast [something] away
mettre [quelque chose] au rebut
(old clothes, objects)
(cares, inhibitions)
to be cast away
(shipwrecked)
être naufragé

cast down

cast down [something], cast [something] down 1.1 [literal]
jeter [quelque chose] par terre
(object)
(weapons)
(eyes, head)
1.2 [figurative]
(tyrant)
to be cast down
(depressed) [literary]

cast off

1 cast off 1.1 (Nautical) 1.2 (in knitting)
rabattre les mailles restantes
2 cast off [something], cast [something] off 2.1 (discard)
(garment)
se libérer de
(chains)
(lover, friend)
2.2 (Nautical)
larguer les amarres de
2.3 (in knitting)
(stitches)

cast on

1 cast on (in knitting)
monter les mailles
2 cast on [something]
(stitch)

cast out

cast out [something/somebody], cast [something/somebody] out [literary]

cast up

cast up [something], cast [something] up 1.1
(tide, sea) (body, flotsam)
1.2 (in air)
lancer [quelque chose] en l'air
(ball)
to cast one's eyes up (to heaven) to cast something up at somebody
ressortir quelque chose à quelqu'un
(accusation, misdeed)

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