Definition of cast off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cast off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    cast off

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    cast somethingoff

     
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  1. 1to undo the ropes that are holding a boat in a fixed position, in order to sail away
  2. 2(in knitting) to remove stitches from the needles in a way that forms an edge that will not come undone

cast somethingoff

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to get rid of something because you no longer want or need it The town is still trying to cast off its dull image.