cast\ down

adj
Discouraged; sad; unhappy. - Used less often than the reverse form, "downcast".

Mary was cast down at the news of her uncle's death.

Charles felt cast down when he lost the race.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cast down — lower the spirits of a person; discourage …   English contemporary dictionary


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