(To). To deliberate, to consider, as, “I am casting
about me how I am to meet the expenses.” A sporting phrase. Dogs, when
they have lost scent, “cast for it,” i.e. spread out and search
in different directions to recover it.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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