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Noun plague has 5 senses
  1. plague - 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)
    --1 is a kind of
    epidemic disease
    --1 has particulars: bubonic plague; pneumonic plague; septicemic plague
    Derived form: verb plague1
  2. plague, pestilence - any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    --2 is a kind of epidemic disease
    Derived form: verb plague1
  3. infestation, plague - a swarm of insects that attack plants; "a plague of grasshoppers"
    --3 is a kind of swarm, cloud
    Derived form: verb plague1
  4. plague - any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
    --4 is a kind of
    calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm
  5. plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
    --5 is a kind of
    annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass
    Derived form: verb plague2
Verb plague has 2 senses
  1. blight, plague - cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
    --1 is one way to afflict, smite
    Derived forms: noun plague3, noun plague2, noun plague1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
    --2 is one way to annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
    Derived form: noun plague5
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot plague Sue
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