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Any contagious disease that spreads rapidly and kills many people
“The number of measles cases is fast rising, and if this continues children could die, and the disease could become the plague it once was.”
A thing causing trouble or irritation
“But the eviction is just the first step towards rebuilding community spirit, which has been ruined by a plague of anti-social behaviour.”
An unusually large number of insects or animals infesting a place and causing damage
“He ordered four men to stay behind at the base camp at Cooper's Creek to guard a stock of provisions against a plague of rats.”
To cause persistent suffering to
“If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.”
Cause continual trouble or distress to
“So, no awkward adolescents like him, no teenage angst, unrequited crushes or similar problems that plague parents.”
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