Interested in Language
I looked up the verb "to cast off" in the dictionary and the first meaning I found is "to get rid of something". Now, my question is this: Do you usually use "cast off" in every kind of context as a synonym of "to get rid of" or are there any specific things or objects or maybe people you cast off?
Is there any difference between "to cast off something/someone", "to get rid of something/someone", "to chuck away something"?
Thank you very much for your answers.