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monster

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/ us    /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/

monster noun [C] (CREATURE)

B1 any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange: a sea monster prehistoric monsters the Loch Ness monster
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monster noun [C] (PERSON)

C2 a cruel person: You'd have to be a monster to hit a child like that.

monster noun [C] (LARGE)

informal something that is very big, or too big: You should have seen the onions he grew for the competition - they were monsters!

monster

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/ us    /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/ informal
very big: a monster housing development

monster

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/ us    /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/ informal
to criticize someone severely or to treat someone very badly: Andy Smith has been monstered by the media.
Translations of “monster”
in Korean 괴물…
in Arabic وَحْش…
in French monstre…
in Turkish canavar…
in Italian mostro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物, (虛構的)怪物,怪獸…
in Russian чудовище…
in Polish potwór…
in Spanish monstruo…
in Portuguese monstro…
in German Riesen-…, das Ungeheuer…
in Catalan monstre…
in Japanese 怪物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物, (虚构的)怪物,怪兽…
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