cast off

Definitions of cast off
  1. verb
    get rid of
    synonyms: cast, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
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    exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    abscise
    shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
    exfoliate
    cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
    autotomise, autotomize
    cause a body part to undergo autotomy
    desquamate, peel off
    peel off in scales
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  2. verb
    make the last row of stitches when knitting
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    Antonyms:
    cast on
    make the first row of stitches when knitting
    type of:
    run up, sew, sew together, stitch
    fasten by sewing; do needlework
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