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beast

noun [C]
 
 
/biːst/
ANIMAL an animal, especially a large or wild one: lions, tigers and other wild beastsGeneral and informal words for animals
PERSON old-fashioned an annoying or cruel person: Her ex-husband was an absolute beast.Unpleasant menUnpleasant people in general
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