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star

2 verb
     
Related topics: Media, Performing
star2 past tense and past participle starred, present participle starring
1 [intransitive]APAM if someone stars in a film, television show etc, they are one of the main characters in it
star in
Eastwood starred in 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'.
star with/opposite
DeVito stars opposite Dreyfuss in the movie.
star as
Hugh Grant stars as the romantic hero.
'The Freshman' was Brando's first starring role (=the most important part in a film) in ten years.
2 [transitive]APAM if a film, television show, or play stars someone, that person is one of the main characters in it [= feature]:
a film starring Meryl Streep
star somebody as ...
The movie starred Orson Welles as Harry Lime.
3 [transitive usually passive] to put an asterisk (=a star-shaped mark) next to something written:
The starred items are available.

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