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beast

Pronunciation: /biːst/

Translation of beast in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (animal) bestia (feminine), fiera (feminine) beast of burden bestia or animal (masculine) de carga
    Example sentences
    • These cunning warriors are trained from birth to hunt, track and trap the most dangerous beasts in the wild.
    • On landing, the astronaut ‘will be able to deal with wild beasts, sharks and other dangerous animals or enemies’, the website reported.
    • In Dawson, White Fang becomes an attraction, and people come to see the wild beast in the cage.
    Example sentences
    • A few years ago he'd often spot the wooly beasts on a neighbouring farm with huge sores on their backsides, weak and hardly able to stand.
    • Under the fire of the sun, the world became green, the crops grew tall and strong, and the beasts of farm and field have grown fat and strong.
    • The huge antler spikes were within a few yards of her, and in a flash of numbing fear she remembered Mortimer's warning, to beware of horned beasts on the farm.
    Example sentences
    • If that was true, then these business people must be beasts in human form!
    • According to him, the second category of people, which did not contribute to science and knowledge, are more like beasts than human beings.
    • For Overton the line between human and beasts was rather unclear.
    1.2 (creation, thing) it's in the nature of the beast that it's complicated es un asunto ( or un problema etc) complicado por naturaleza 1.3 (unkind person) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] don't be such a beast! ¡no seas malo or asqueroso! [colloquial/familiar] 1.4 (sexually aggressive man) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], fiera (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • I have been the cruelest of beasts, lying to you and all.
    • I also have nothing but praise for the police and law enforcement team - they did a great job and I am glad we have more tools such as DNA testing for catching and convicting sex beasts.
    • That sentence was increased after the intervention of the Home Secretary, who instead insisted on a whole life tariff for the sex beast.
    Example sentences
    • He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
    • Ringing in his ears will be his father's warning ‘not to make a beast of yourself’.
    • Where a beautiful, intelligent young woman once stood was a beast of death and heartlessness.
    Example sentences
    • He still had a mysterious air about him and I was afraid of the possessive beast that lurked just below the surface.
    • Unknown to the vast majority of urban-dwelling Scots, this magnificent beast is the subject of one of the most bitter controversies ever to affect wildlife in this country.
    • But he was able to make an incredible impact through the sheer force of his intellect, which made him - even on the backbenches - a big political beast.
    1.5 (sth unpleasant) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] filing is a beast of a job archivar es un trabajo odioso

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