cast doubt on something


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