- cast doubt on something
- to make something seem less certain, good, or real
The recent downturn in sales casts doubt on the company's future.
fresh information that casts doubt on his integrity
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cast doubt on something — phrase to make something seem less certain, good, or real The recent downturn in sales casts doubt on the company’s future. fresh information that casts doubt on his integrity Thesaurus: to make something less certainsynonym Main entry: cast … Useful english dictionary
cast doubt on something — cast doubt on (something) to cause uncertainty about something. New DNA evidence has cast doubt on the guilty verdict … New idioms dictionary
cast doubt on — (something) to cause uncertainty about something. New DNA evidence has cast doubt on the guilty verdict … New idioms dictionary
cast — cast1 [ kæst ] (past tense and past participle cast) verb *** ▸ 1 choose actor for part ▸ 2 describe someone as a type ▸ 3 look at someone/something ▸ 4 give light/a shadow ▸ 5 throw ▸ 6 move fishing line/net ▸ 7 make something in a mold ▸ 8 tell … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cast — [[t]kɑ͟ːst, kæ̱st[/t]] ♦♦ casts, casting (The form cast is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) N COUNT COLL The cast of a play or film is all the people who act in it. The show is very amusing and the cast are … English dictionary
doubt — doubt1 [ daut ] noun count *** a feeling of not being certain about something: doubt about/as to: There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is legal. have no/little doubt that: I have no doubt that he will succeed. there is little/no doubt… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cast — I UK [kɑːst] / US [kæst] verb Word forms cast : present tense I/you/we/they cast he/she/it casts present participle casting past tense cast past participle cast *** 1) a) [transitive] to choose a performer for a particular part or for a… … English dictionary
cast — ► VERB (past and past part. cast) 1) throw forcefully or so as to spread over an area. 2) cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface. 3) direct (one s eyes or thoughts) towards something. 4) express: journalists cast doubt on this account. 5) … English terms dictionary
cast — cast1 W3 [ka:st US kæst] v past tense and past participle cast ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 cast light on/onto something 2 cast doubt(s) on something 3¦(light and shade)¦ 4 cast a shadow/cloud over something 5¦(look)¦ 6 cast an eye on/over something 7 cast a… … Dictionary of contemporary English
doubt — doubt1 W1S1 [daut] n 1.) [U and C] a feeling of being not sure whether something is true or right ▪ Ally was confident that we would be ready on time, but I had my doubts . doubt about ▪ Elizabeth had no doubts at all about his ability to do the… … Dictionary of contemporary English