- 1.1 [Med] [Vet] plague, epidemic decir or echar pestes de algn [familiar/colloquial] to run sb down [colloquial/familiar], to slag sb off (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] hablar pestes de algn [familiar/colloquial] to badmouth sb (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , to bitch about sb (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] huirle a algn/algo como a la peste or huir de algn/algo como de la peste [familiar/colloquial] to avoid sb/sth like the plague ser la peste [familiar/colloquial] to be a nuisance 1.2 (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], (enfermedad contagiosa) bug [colloquial/familiar]; (resfriado) cold 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (mal olor) stink, pong (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué peste hay aquí, abran las ventanas! what a stink there is in here, open the windows!
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.