World English Dictionary
1.  (prenominal) thrown away; abandoned: cast-off shoes
2.  a person or thing that has been discarded or abandoned
3.  printing an estimate of the amount of space that a piece of copy will occupy when printed in a particular size and style of type
4.  to remove (mooring lines) that hold (a vessel) to a dock
5.  to knot (a row of stitches, esp the final row) in finishing off knitted or woven material
6.  printing to estimate the amount of space that will be taken up by (a book, piece of copy, etc) when it is printed in a particular size and style of type
7.  (intr) (in Scottish country dancing) to perform a progressive movement during which each partner of a couple dances separately behind one line of the set and then reunites with the other in their original position in the set or in a new position

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thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture" 
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