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(results in) To have as a consequence
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“Harris is confident the newer artists will spell success for the galleries who sign up for the program.”
Signifies or conveys (an idea or object)
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“Any further deterioration in his performance will spell disaster for our country.”
To be a sign or warning of
“We reviewed a number of signs that can spell impending danger for CFOs.”
To cast a magical charm or spell on
“Profuse quotations from scriptures and other religious works were used in his extempore speeches to spell the audience.”
To perform a task in place of someone, typically to give them a break
“Aye captain, I'll spell the helmsman if need be. Helmsman, if you need to be relieved, let me know.”
To give someone or something a rest or break
“It is pretty well certain we will land in Alexandria, but for how long remains to be seen, perhaps only to spell the horses.”
A supernatural power to control or manipulate the forces of nature
“Kyri was mumbling the words to a spell which she finished by laying her hand on Aikel's arm.”
Plural for a brief period of time, typically used to take a break from something
“John Tait and Jack Glendeman rode in the cab with Bill, intending to give him a spell from driving over the rough country.”
Plural for a period spent in a role, task or activity
“He had spent a spell working for the United Nations.”
Plural for a sudden experience of emotion or a mental condition or disorder
“He had been considered a high flyer in his bank job, but a spell of fatigue at work had precipitated a major psychiatric breakdown.”
Plural for a quality or ability to control, charm or influence people
“Those not forced to teach him habits of discipline, as I was, could quickly fall under the spell of his charm.”
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