Definición de scourge en inglés:

scourge

Saltos de línea: scourge
Pronunciación: /skəːdʒ
 
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sustantivo

verbo

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  • 2Cause great suffering to: political methods used to scourge and oppress workers
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The Italian playwright was awarded the Nobel Prize for ‘emulating the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden’.
    • He also scourges the bureaucracy and the corruption, and the collusion between the Mafia and politicians.
    • Straddling two of the Indian subcontinent's mightiest rivers, the country is regularly drowned by flood crests surging downstream or scourged by whirlwinds from the sea.
    Sinónimos
    afflict, plague, torment, torture, curse, cause suffering to, oppress, burden, bedevil, beset; devastate; punish

Derivativos

scourger

sustantivo ( • historical )
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  • Behind the employer stood the magistrate and the scourger, and then the chain gangs and the penal colonies, such as Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay, and Port Arthur.

Origen

Middle English: shortening of Old French escorge (noun), escorgier (verb), from Latin ex- 'thoroughly' + corrigia 'thong, whip'.

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