cast off

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To discard or reject something
To let go (a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc) so that the vessel may proceed
To finish the last row of knitted stitches and remove them securely from the needle
Release ropes prior to departure
a calculation determining how much space copy will take up when typeset
get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
If you cast off something, you get rid of it because it is no longer necessary or useful to you, or because it is harmful to you. The essay exhorts women to cast off their servitude to husbands and priests
To unfasten all lines in preparation for departure
make the last row of stitches when knitting
Prior to this movement, couples will have danced side-by-side across the set To cast off, partners separate, the gents moving anti-clockwise and the ladies clockwise around the set to meet again in the place opposite that from which they cast off
to untie the mooring line (larguer)
1 To let go a line, especially mooring or docking lines; 2 To remove the turns of a line from a cleat; 3 To untie a knot
The releasing of the dog by the handler in the field
To let go
get rid of; something that has been gotten rid of
a typographic calculation to work out the space copy will take
Leading dancer goes down the set and returns around the outside of the line Alternately, all dancers turn outwards at the top of the set and return down the outside of the line
A finishing technique used on threads using a half-hitch knot [Rees, 1813][Devlin, 1840]
If you are on a boat and you cast off, you untie the rope that is keeping the boat in a fixed position. He cast off, heading out to the bay
To untie or loose a rope or line
castoff
discarded or rejected
cast-off
disposed of as useless; "waste paper"
cast-off
To untie, withdraw, and properly stow a line tying a boat to a dock or pier, or to another boat; said of painters, warps, and docklines
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Cast-off things, especially clothes, are ones which someone no longer uses because they are old or unfashionable, and which they give to someone else or throw away. Alexandra looked plump and awkward in her cast-off clothing. Cast-off is also a noun. I never had anything new to wear as a child, only a cousin's cast-offs. cast-off clothes or other goods are not wanted or have been thrown away
cast-off
To untie, often said of painters, warps, and docklines
cast-off
thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
cast-off
An estimate of the length a manuscript will be when typeset
cast-off(a)
disposed of as useless; "waste paper"
cast-off(a)
thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture
castoff
something that has been rejected or discarded; a reject
castoff
{i} person or thing that has been discarded, person or thing that has been rejected
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Cast or laid aside; as, cast-off clothes
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{s} used, second-hand; thrown away
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