cast up (third-person singular simple present casts up, present participle casting up, simple past and past participle cast up)

  1. (transitive) to wash something onto the shore.
  2. (transitive, dated) to compute.
    • 1771, Arthur Burns, Geodaesia Improved:
      When the Columns N S E W, are compleated, cast up the Figures in the Columns N and S, and also those in the Columns E and W.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 11
      He hated her as she bent forward and pored over his things. He hated her way of patiently casting him up, as if he were an endless psychological account.
  3. (transitive) to bring up as a reproach.
  4. (transitive, somewhat archaic) to construct by digging.
    to cast up earthworks
    • Isaiah 62:10, KJV:
      Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.