cast down

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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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References in classic literature ?
Casting down your bucket among my people, helping and encouraging them as you are doing on these grounds, and to education of head, hand, and heart, you will find that they will buy your surplus land, make blossom the waste places in your fields, and run your factories.
Yes, monsieur," replied Raoul, casting down his eyes, because, no doubt, he had felt there was something more than curiosity in the comte's inquiries.
Events include cattle wrestling, whip cracking, bull riding, lassoing, casting down (three players bring down a cow with a rope) and carambola (usually involving two to four persons capturing a bull with bare hands).
After casting down a philosophical glove at the feet of the Capabilities Approach, they explore capability perspectives on inequality and welfare, children and growing up, and education and social justice.
In the early days of March, the fishing technique is generally confined to casting down river using a team of three wet flies.
Quality casting down the line and a script that manages some characterization between its twists and turns make for an entertaining package that's flawed only by a lack of sustained tension in the direction.
Yes, my usual, mild-mannered self is harbouring an ever-towering rage that will eventually see me rise like a cork screw wielding Colossus, casting down fire and lightning on those who would lead the fine people of God's country to damnation.
The sheer number of supporting players and suspects would be daunting if it weren't for the film's impeccable casting down to the most minor role (Brian Cox, Chloe Sevigny, and John Carroll Lynch make the most of their small parts).
When he accused his UK competitors of having shot themselves in the foot by failing to embrace a culture of expansion by consolidation, it sounded like the casting down of a gauntlet.
The wheel of fortune can deal some pretty harsh blows, lifting up and casting down in equal measure.
venue to audition for the next series, but police had to shut the casting down as it descended into chaos.
Since the part is highly optimized to maximize the use of material in each cross section and keep the overall weight of the casting down, low alloy steel was chosen because of its higher ductility and toughness compared to austempered ductile iron.
The four-ton bronze sculpture, St Michael casting down Satan, was one of Epstein's last works before his death in 1959.
Casting down your bucket among my people, helping and encouraging them as you are doing on these grounds, and, with education of head, hand and heart, you will find that they will buy your surplus land, make blossom the waste places in your fields, and run your factories.
In the three-day rodeo festival, women, ranch hands, cowboys, students and professionals compete in different events involving horses and cattle, like bull riding, lassoing, team penning, cattle wrestling, casting down, carambola and whip cracking, Supnet said.