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Verb: plague  pleyg
  1. Cause to suffer a blight
    "Too much rain may plague the garden with mould";
    - blight
  2. Annoy or hinder continually or in many ways
    "This man plagues his female co-workers";
    - harass, hassle [informal], harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy [non-standard], beset, molest, provoke
Noun: plague  pleyg
  1. A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    - pestilence, pest, pestis
  2. Any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    - pestilence, pest
  3. A swarm of insects that attack plants
    "a plague of grasshoppers";
    - infestation
  4. Any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
  5. An annoyance
    "those children are a damn plague"

Derived forms: plaguing, plagued, plagues

Type of: afflict, annoy, annoyance, bother, botheration [informal], calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, chafe, cloud, devil, disaster, epidemic disease, get at [informal], get to, gravel [US], infliction, irritate, irritation, nark [Brit, slang], nettle, nuisance, pain, pain in the neck [informal], rag, rile, roil [N. Amer], smite, swarm, tick off [informal], tragedy, vex

Encyclopedia: Plague