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Beast

verb; zero derivation
To excel at a task or endeavor, so as to dwarf the efforts of anyone else attempting the same task.
 
I heard he slept through all of his midterms, but beasted on the final, and ended up with an A due to redemption credit.
Etymology : The term is a zero derivation of the noun beast which means animal and comes from Old French beste. The term is not completely conversion since a noun form of the word will still be used with the same general meaning of someone who excels. The term coined might come from someone who performs a task at a level of skill not previously thought to be humanly possible.
Source : Friend, 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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