verb (used with object) Obsolete.

to terrify or frighten.

Origin of gast

before 1000; Middle English gasten, Old English gǣstan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper