re·cast / rēˈkast/ • v. (past and past part. -cast) [tr.] 1. give (a metal object) a different form by melting it down and reshaping it. ∎ present or organize in a different form or style: his doctoral thesis has been recast for the general reader.2. allocate the parts in (a play or film) to different actors: there were moves to recast the play.