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cast doubt

This page is about the collocation cast doubt

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make something seem less believable or less reliable

For example

  • This information casts doubt on her story.

  • The defendant's alibi was cast into doubt by the prosecutor.

Quick Quiz

The new evidence casts doubt on his story because

a. it supports his story

b. it doesn't support his story

c. he doubts his ability to tell stories

Contributor: Josef Essberger