Translation of plague in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable (disease) to avoid somebody like the plaguehuirle a alguien como a la pestehe's such a bore, they avoid him like the plaguees tan pesado que le huyen como a la pesteI avoid Saturday shopping like the plagueni loco voy de compras un sábado [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 countable (troublesome horde, mass) a plague of locusts/mice/touristsuna plaga de langostas/ratones/turistasExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 (afflict continually) a country plagued by strikesun país asolado por constantes huelgasplagued with problemsplagado de problemasplagued by doubts and fearsacosado or atormentado por dudas y temoresExample sentences
- Residents living near an Accrington park that has been plagued by young troublemakers are being urged to reclaim it.
- Neighbours claim the road is plagued by youths causing trouble and today called for extra police patrols.
- The troubles that plagued it during filming may well end up helping it at the box office.
- 2 (pester) they plagued her with questions about her resignationla acosaron or asediaron con preguntas sobre su dimisiónExample sentences
- They countered his discipline by continually plaguing him with giant hound dogs he never wanted.
- If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
- However, it's also a hassle shopping there because you get plagued by people wanting your money.
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