Pronunciation: (up'kast", -käst"), [key]
—n., adj., v., -cast, -cast•ing.
1. an act of casting upward.
2. the state of being cast upward.
3. something that is cast or thrown up, as soil or earth in digging.
4. a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine (opposed to downcast).
cast up; directed or thrown upward: The child looked at her father with upcast eyes.
to cast up or upward.
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