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American English: /pleɪɡ/
British English: /pleɪɡ/

Translation of plague in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (disease) to avoid somebody like the plague
    huirle a alguien 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]
    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/tourists
    una plaga de langostas/ratones/turistas
    Example 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.

transitive verb

  • 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
    Example 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 resignation
    la acosaron or asediaron con preguntas sobre su dimisión
    Example 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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