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English definition of “monster”

monster

verb [T]     /ˈmɒn.stər/ US  /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/ informal
to criticize someone severely or to treat someone very badly: Andy Smith has been monstered by the media.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
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