Definition of 'beast'
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The big beasts of the banking industry are taking the issue seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both bird and beast are accustomed to noises in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The painful reality is that many of the challengers are simply too small to offer robust competition to the big beasts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are different beasts, but their goals are not dissimilar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's the nature of the beast. The Sun (2016)Paid to protect the public from wild beasts, he switches sides. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It may be the nature of the beast, but economic anniversaries tend to be unhappy ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Man and beast mingle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Zurich is a very different beast to the stricken group of six years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yuan appears to be a rare beast. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It seems somehow fitting that football should come between the beauty and the beast. The Sun (2009)The hours can be long but that is the nature of the beast. The Sun (2013)They rolled and tumbled as wild beasts. The Gods of Asgard (1989)The red iron door which they open to let the wild beasts out is bolted shut. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Birds and beasts and country folk love what is old. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Thus a prince must know how to make good use of both the beast and the man. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Those who follow the bank closely know that it is a very different beast. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is the eternal beauty and beast of this sport. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That seems to be the nature of the beast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it was out in wild places with the wild beasts that she was at her best. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Seems to be one of those rare beasts who gets better as the company he keeps becomes more rarefied. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have been joined by a host of dangerous beasts, from wolves to crocodiles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The train north is called the Beast. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which big beast will become Defence supremo? The Sun (2016)Polar bears are territorial - add hunger into the equation and you have a dangerous beast. The Sun (2011)He is an animal, a beast! The Sun (2014)We find a special joy, a special comfort in being around these big beasts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the first time my parents came to watch me my mum thought they were booing me when they were calling me the Beast. The Sun (2012)A savage beast devoured him! WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)
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Translations for 'beast'
British English: beast NOUN
A beast is a large and dangerous animal.
...the threats our ancestors faced from wild beasts.
Definition of beast from the Collins English Dictionary
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