cast a spell

cast a spell(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to use magic words or actions; often used with "on" or "over")
a. lanzar un hechizo
The witch cast a spell on the prince and he turned into a frog.La bruja lanzó un hechizo al príncipe y este se convirtió en rana.
b. hacer un hechizo
The wizard knew how to concoct potions and cast spells.El brujo sabía cómo preparar pociones y hacer hechizos.
c. hechizar
The sorcerer had cast a spell on the poor cat.El brujo había hechizado al pobre gato.
d. embrujar
Mary felt very strange and she kept thinking that gipsy woman had cast a spell over her.Mary se sentía muy extraña y no hacía más que pensar que aquella gitana la había embrujado.
2. (to attract very strongly; used with "on" or "over")
a. hechizar
Cities like Buenos Aires or Paris cast a spell on tourists.Ciudades como Buenos Aires o París hechizan a los turistas.
b. cautivar
The new English teacher, Mr. Finch, had cast a spell over his students.El nuevo profesor de inglés, el Sr. Finch, tenía cautivados a sus alumnos.
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