Plague Plague, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plagued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaguing}.] 1. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind. [1913 Webster]

Thus were they plagued And worn with famine. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass. [1913 Webster]

She will plague the man that loves her most. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To vex; torment; distress; afflict; harass; annoy; tease; tantalize; trouble; molest; embarrass; perplex. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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