Translation of plague in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pleɪg/


  • 1.1 u and c (disease) peste (feminine) to avoid sb like the plague huirle* a algn como a la peste he's such a bore, they avoid him like the plague es tan pesado que le huyen como a la peste I avoid Saturday shopping like the plague ni loco voy de compras un sábado [colloquial/familiar]
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    • In this way, they spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on.
    • The country has made headlines lately with the resurgence of preventable diseases such as plague, malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis.
    • Infectious disease experts say that the agents of greatest concern are the germs that cause anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism and tularemia.
    1.2 countable/numerable (troublesome horde, mass) plaga (feminine) a plague of locusts/mice/tourists una plaga de langostas/ratones/turistas
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    • Experts are warning that Africa is on the brink of its worst plague of the insects for nearly 20 years.
    • Australia is battling its biggest plague of locusts in decades as billions of the insects hatch along the central east region.
    • But then an almost biblical plague of insects descended on the crops and began eating them.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (afflict continually) a country plagued by strikes un país asolado por constantes huelgas plagued with problems plagado de problemas plagued by doubts and fears acosado or atormentado por dudas y temores 1.2 (pester) acosar, asediar they plagued her with questions about her resignation la acosaron or asediaron con preguntas sobre su dimisión

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