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gast

[gast] /gæst/
verb (used with object), Obsolete
1.
to terrify or frighten.
Origin of gast
1000
before 1000; Middle English gasten, Old English gǣstan
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adj.

"animal which does not produce in season," 1729, an East Anglian dialect word, perhaps from Middle Dutch gast "barren soil."

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