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noun [countable]     beast pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    mainly literary an animal, especially a dangerous or strange one

    a wild beast

  2. 3
    humorous used for describing something with a particular quality

    The music business is an unpredictable beast.

    The US cinema audience is a very different beast.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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