cast a spell


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cast a spell on (someone or something)

1. Literally, to induce the effects of a magic spell on someone or something, as in a fantasy story or film. My kids love this movie—it's about a group of animals that must work together to cast a spell on their forest in order to protect it.
2. By extension, to charm, enthrall, or otherwise captivate one. That girl must have really cast a spell on you if you're calling her already. It seems that the new CDEO has cast a spell on the board, because they're endorsing all of his plans.
See also: cast, on, spell

cast a spell

 (on someone)
1. Lit. to enchant someone with a magic spell. The wizard cast a spell on the frog, turning it into a prince with bad skin.
2. Fig. to intrigue and delight someone. She is a real beauty. She cast a spell on every man she met.
See also: cast, spell
References in classic literature ?
By the mass, I think old Lucas Beaumanoir guesses right, when he maintains she hath cast a spell over you.''
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Khalida Parveen, resident of Tibba Zahir Peer, told the police that her husband Asghar Ali was on work when his brother Sarwar came and threw acid in her face, alleging that she had cast a spell on him.
A new form of protest against President Donald Trump took shape midnight Friday when witches around the country gathered to cast a spell to remove him from office.
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They went to the country's southern plains and the Danube river yesterday and hurled the poisonous mandrake plant into the river to cast a spell "so evil will befall them" said a witch named Alisia, reports the Independent.
HOWEVER, IF YOU USE TOO MUCH POLISH YOU ARE MORE APT TO THROW YOUR WAND THAN CAST A SPELL.
Dressed in purple robes, he cast a spell invoking the elements of earth, air, water and fire and threw a talisman into the murky loch.
A WHITE witch cast a spell at Loch Ness yesterday in a bid to prevent a Swedish scientist catching Nessie.
A WHITE witch has cast a spell over Liverpool FC in a bid to help them secure victory in the Champions League final.