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beasting

Line breaks: beast|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbiːstɪŋ
 
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Definition of beasting in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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