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Noun
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.”
Noun
A thing causing trouble or irritation
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“But the eviction is just the first step towards rebuilding community spirit, which has been ruined by a plague of anti-social behaviour.”
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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.”
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A large number of similar things coming in quick succession
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A person or thing that brings bad luck
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Noxious or annoying small animals or insects
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An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium
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Detested person
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To cause anguish or distress to
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“If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.”
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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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To be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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To taint or afflict with something undesirable
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To cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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To ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something
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To persuade someone to do something
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To go after
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