transitive verbgast·ed, gast·ing, gasts Obsolete
To frighten; scare.
Origin of gastMiddle English gasten, from Old English g&aemac;stan, from gast, ghost.
(third-person singular simple present gasts, present participle gasting, simple past and past participle gasted)
- (obsolete) To frighten
- And be not so a-gast, for shame! "”Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
- Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. "”William Shakespeare, King Lear
From Middle English gasten, from Old English gÇ£stan.