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    cast off

    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.

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    Re: cast off

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    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.
    Not common in any context/situation in AmE. But more common, can also mean to debark as a ship/boat from port/dock.


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