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beast
American English: /bist/
British English: /biːst/

Translation of beast in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (animal) 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) See examples: 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) [colloquial]don't be such a beast!
    ¡no seas malo or asqueroso! [colloquial]
    1.4 (sexually aggressive man)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    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.
    1.5 (something unpleasant) (British English) [colloquial]filing is a beast of a job
    archivar es un trabajo odioso

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