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  1. [noun] a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague)

  2. [noun] any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    Synonyms: pestilence

  3. [noun] a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
    Synonyms: infestation

  4. [noun] any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

  5. [noun] an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"

  6. [verb] cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
    Synonyms: blight

  7. [verb] annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
    Synonyms: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke


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