Definition of Cast away

1. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

Definition of Cast away

1. Verb. To discard. ¹

2. Verb. (context: nautical) To abandon or maroon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast Away

cast-iron plant
cast a chill
cast a pall
cast a shadow
cast about
cast accounts
cast adrift
cast anchor
cast around
cast aside
cast aspersions
cast away (current term)
cast brace
cast down
cast fossil
cast fossils
cast iron
cast net
cast nets
cast of characters
cast off
cast on
cast one's vote
cast out
cast out nines
cast pearls before swine

Literary usage of Cast away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... Then came hot JULY, boiling like to fire, That all his garments he had cast away ; Upon a lion raging yet with ire The ..."

2. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghoṣa (1921)
"Thus she caused him to be cast away. (Courtezans will bestow care on a daughter, but not on a son, for it is through a daughter that their line of business ..."

3. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"A time to cast away Jer. 22:19. burial of an ass, drawn and casi forth 36:23.and cast ... .-Imi a certain woman cosí 15:17. that he cast away the jawbone ..."

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