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monsternoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑn·stər/
  • monster noun [C] (CREATURE)

any ​imaginaryfrighteningcreature, esp. one that is ​large and ​strange
  • monster noun [C] (EVIL PERSON)

a ​person who does very ​cruel and ​evilacts: To the ​wholeworld, he was a monster.

monsteradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɑn·stər/
very ​big, or too ​big: a monster ​shark
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"monster" in British English

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monsternoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/  us   /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/
  • monster noun [C] (CREATURE)

B1 any ​imaginaryfrighteningcreature, ​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 ​cruelperson: You'd have to be a monster to ​hit a ​child like that.

monsteradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/  us   /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/ informal

monsterverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɒn.stər/  us   /ˈmɑːn.stɚ/ UK informal
to ​criticize someone ​severely or to ​treat someone very ​badly: Andy Smith has been monstered by the ​media.
(Definition of monster from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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