cast out(redirected from casting out)
To forcibly expel or dismiss someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "out." After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster cast me out. Until you cast out these outdated hiring practices, your company will never attract top talent.
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Forcibly drive out, expel, as in We have to cast out these old-fashioned ideas and methods. [Late 1200s]
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To drive someone or something out by force; expel someone or something: The board of directors cast out the company president after a trading scandal. When I questioned their methods, they cast me out of the group.
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