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    cast off

    can anyone explain what "cast off" means

    and i need some exemple how to use it
    thanks

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    Re: cast off

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    can anyone explain what "cast off" means

    and i need some exemple how to use it
    thanks
    cast off=get rid of somebody or something: to reject or abandon somebody or something regarded as no longer useful or attractive
    "I cast off that old coat years ago".

    "I always had to wear my sister's cast-offs as a child".


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    Re: cast off

    You use 'cast off' to describe leaving on a boat eg 'We cast off into the sunset'
    I think its related to the removal of the rope holding the boat to the dock.

    It can also be used to describe completing a piece of knitting, 'casting off' the stitches

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