To cast away someone (or cast someone away) is to leave someone alone somewhere (e.g. a desert island) as a result of a storm or shipwreck.
This phrasal verb is usually used in the passive.
To be cast away is to be left alone on a remote island after a shipwreck or other accident at sea.
Examples of use:
1. The crew of the ship were cast away on a remote island for six weeks.
2. If I were cast away on a desert island, I would be happy as long as I had food, fresh water and lots of books to read!
3. In the film Cast Away Tom Hanks was cast away on a desert island after his plane crashed into the sea.
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