noun[mass noun] British informal
(Especially in the armed forces) the process of subjecting a new recruit to harsh treatment in order to instil discipline.
- They trained hard but their week was more about bonding than beasting.
- But he insisted the beasting remained the "substantial" cause of death.
- Later, before Williams died, Edwards boasted that he had given the "best beasting".
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