Meaning of “beast” in the English Dictionary

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"beast" in British English

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beastnoun [ C ]

uk /biːst/ us /biːst/

formal an animal, especially a large or wild one:

a wild beast
The room wasn't fit for man or beast.

old-fashioned an unpleasant, annoying, or cruel person:

He was a beast to her throughout their marriage.

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(Definition of “beast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beast" in American English

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beastnoun [ C ]

us /bist/

a wild animal

(Definition of “beast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)