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1‘the drought could spell disaster for wildlife in some parts of the country’
lead to, result in, bring about, bring on, cause, be the cause of
mean, amount to, add up to, constitute, signal, signify, point to
portend, augur, presage, herald, bode, promise
literary betoken, harbinger, foretoken, forebode
1‘the witch recited a spell’
incantation, charm, conjuration, rune, magic formula
sorcery, magic, witchcraft, witchery
North American hex, mojo
2‘Margaret surrendered to his spell’
irresistible influence, fascination, magnetism, animal magnetism, charisma, allure, lure, charm, attraction, pull, draw, enticement, beguilement
magic, romance, mystique, glamour
1‘the current spell of dry weather’
period, time, interval, season, stretch, run, course, round, span, streak
British informal patch, spot
2‘his spells of dizziness’
bout, fit, attack
3‘she did a spell at the tiller’
stint, turn, stretch, session, term
shift, tour of duty, watch
‘Chapman spelled out his aims for the club’
explain, make clear, make plain, elucidate, clarify
specify, set out, set forth, state precisely, be specific about, itemize, detail, enumerate, list, unfold, expound, particularize, delineate, catalogue, rehearse
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