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plague

verb [T] uk   /pleɪɡ/ us  
C2 to cause worry, pain, or difficulty to someone or something over a period of time: Financial problems have been plaguing their new business partners. My shoulder's been plaguing me all week. to annoy someone, especially by asking repeated questions: The children plagued him with questions all through lunch. He's been plaguing me for a loan of the book.

plague

noun [C or U] uk   /pleɪɡ/ us  
C2 ( also the plague, the Plague) bubonic plague , or any serious disease that kills many people: Millions died of (the) plague.a plague of sth a large number of things that are unpleasant or likely to cause damage: a plague of insects humorous A plague of journalists descended on the town.
Translations of “plague”
in Korean 전염병…
in Arabic طاعون…
in French peste, invasion…
in Turkish salgın hastalık…
in Italian peste…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不斷困擾, 折磨, 使受煎熬…
in Russian чума…
in Polish dżuma, plaga…
in Spanish peste, plaga…
in Portuguese peste…
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…
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