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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; ​BlackDeath. 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)







"plague" in British English

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plagueverb [T]

uk   us   /pleɪɡ/

plaguenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /pleɪɡ/
(Definition of plague from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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