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Definition of star verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they star
    he / she / it stars
    past simple starred
    -ing form starring
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    perform in movie/play
  1. 1[intransitive] star (with/opposite somebody) (in something) to have one of the main parts in a movie, play, etc. She starred opposite Cary Grant in “Bringing up Baby.” No one has yet been chosen for the starring role (= the main part).
  2. 2[transitive, no passive] star somebody if a movie, play, etc. stars someone, that person has one of the main parts a movie starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore The studio wants to star her in a sequel to last year's hit. see also costar
  3. mark with symbol
  4. 3[transitive, usually passive] star something to put a symbol shaped like a star (= an asterisk ) next to a word, etc. in order to make people notice it Treat the sections that have been starred as a priority.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: star