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"plague" in British English

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plagueverb [T]

uk   us   /pleɪɡ/
C2 to ​causeworry, ​pain, or ​difficulty to someone or something over a ​period of ​time: Financial ​problems have been plaguing ​their new ​businesspartners. My shoulder's been plaguing me all ​week. to ​annoy someone, ​especially by ​askingrepeatedquestions: The ​children plagued him withquestions all through ​lunch. He's been plaguing me for a ​loan of the ​book.

plaguenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /pleɪɡ/
C2 (also the plague, the Plague) bubonic plague , or any ​seriousdisease that ​kills many ​people: Millions ​died of (the) plague.a plague of sth a ​largenumber of things that are ​unpleasant or ​likely to ​causedamage: a plague of ​insectshumorous A plague of ​journalistsdescended on the ​town.
(Definition of plague from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plagueverb [T]

 us   /pleɪɡ/

plague verb [T] (CAUSE DIFFICULTY)

to ​cause someone or something ​difficulty or ​suffering, esp. ​repeatedly or ​continually: Financial ​problems have been plaguing the ​company. That ​pain in my ​shoulder is plaguing me again.

plaguenoun [C/U]

 us   /pleɪɡ/

plague noun [C/U] (DISEASE)

a ​seriousdisease which ​kills many ​peopleThe plague world history The plague refers to a ​disease that ​appeared several ​times in the 14th ​century and ​later and that ​killed more than one third of the ​people in Europe and many ​people in Africa and Asia; Black Death . A plague is also a ​largenumber of ​insects or ​animals which ​causedamage or ​unpleasantconditions in an ​area: [C] Trees ​throughout the Northeast are being ​attacked by a plague of gypsy ​moths.
(Definition of plague from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plague”
in Korean 전염병…
in Arabic طاعون…
in Malaysian wabak, serangan…
in French peste, invasion…
in Russian чума…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不斷困擾, 折磨, 使受煎熬…
in Italian peste…
in Turkish salgın hastalık…
in Polish dżuma, plaga…
in Spanish peste, plaga…
in Vietnamese bệnh dịch, số lượng lớn…
in Portuguese peste…
in Thai กาฬโรค, จำนวนมาก…
in German die Seuche, die Plage…
in Catalan pesta…
in Japanese ペスト, 疫病…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不断困扰, 折磨, 使受煎熬…
in Indonesian penyakit pes, banyak sekali…
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