- to terrify or frighten.
Origin of gast
before 1000; Middle English gasten, Old English gǣstan
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Word Origin and History for gasted
"animal which does not produce in season," 1729, an East Anglian dialect word, perhaps from Middle Dutch gast "barren soil."
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