Definition of cast off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Phrasal Verbs

    cast off


    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 See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2(in knitting) to remove stitches from the needles in a way that forms an edge that will not come undone
(formal) to get rid of something because you no longer want or need it The town is still trying to cast off its dull image.

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