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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Obsolete To frighten; scare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To frighten

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See aghast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To terrify; frighten; strike aghast.
  • n. A Middle English form of ghost.

Etymologies

Middle English gasten, from Old English gǣstan, from gāst, ghost.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English gasten, from Old English gǣstan. (Wiktionary)

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