Definition of be cast away in English:

be cast away

phrasal verb

  • Be stranded after a shipwreck:

    ‘he returned home three years after being cast away on the island’
    • ‘Sometimes, like in a scene on the Cayman Islands when he meets an old man who has been cast away, it seems as if he might spare a paragraph or two for an emotional response.’
    • ‘Cast away once, onto the desert island, he finds himself cast away again, by his former love.’
    • ‘She plays a spoiled rich wife cast away on a desert island with her hunk of a servant, and they seem to smack each other around a lot.’
    • ‘If you are going to be cast away, Robinson Crusoe island is a good place to be.’
    • ‘Every year a school class picked at random will be cast away on an abandoned island to fight it out amongst themselves.’
    • ‘Guests on the programme select the luxury item they would need to make their lives a little easier if they were cast away.’
    • ‘While heading home to England, he is cast away on an island, which its geographical proximity to the Americas closely resembles the one in Crusoe.’
    • ‘John was cast away on the island of Patmos.’
    • ‘Already trapped in Fenno-arevo was a small party of slave traders who had also had the misfortune to be cast away on Madagascar's inhospitable south coast after an encounter with pirates.’
    shipwreck, wreck
    strand, leave stranded, maroon, cast ashore, abandon, leave behind, leave
    leave high and dry
    forsake
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