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Verb

beest

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present subjunctive of be.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest
      Stephano!—If thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo:—be not afeared—thy good friend Trinculo.

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Noun

beest n. (plural beesten, diminutive beestje)

  1. Animal, beast.
    Er zit een beestje in m'n soep.
    «There is a bug in my soup.»

Usage notes

Beest has a slightly negative connotation to it, in comparison to the neutral counterpart, dier.

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