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gast

[gast] /gæst/
verb (used with object), Obsolete
1.
to terrify or frighten.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English gasten, Old English gǣstan
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  • gast has conducted studies on surface and interfacial phenomena, particularly the behavior of complex fluids.
Word Origin and History for gast
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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