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cast down

1. To throw something to the ground. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "down." When she heard us mocking her, she cast down her book and stormed out of the room.
2. To lower something (typically one's gaze). Because my son is so shy, he usually casts down his eyes whenever he meets someone.
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cast something down

to hurl or throw something down. She cast the glass down, breaking it into a thousand pieces. She cast down the tray and all that was on it.
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cast down

1. Throw down, hurl to the ground, as in She cast down her coat on the grass. [Late 1400s]
2. Bend down, lower, as in He cast down his eyes. [Late 1300s]
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Would be mages are put through trials at age 16 and failure results in being cast down from the clan which brings family shame and a life in servitude.
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He walked over to the counter and slammed his cast down, shattering it.
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" So posited Satan after he was cast down into the lake of fire in Milton's Paradise Lost, a work that still has the power to shock, please and annoy in equal measure.
He cast down the gauntlet to the entire rifle building community to raise the bar on a rifle design that was older than John himself.
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Chavez, a lanky man with thick dark hair and glasses, sat motionless before the hearing, his back straight, his head level, and his eyes cast down toward the floor.
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But the moment a royal marriage is announced, we cast down our swords and vitriol-loaded pens and go all soppy.
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