scourge

  • 1 Scourge — Scourge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scourged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scourging}.] [From {Scourge}, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.] 1. To whip severely; to lash. [1913 Webster] Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman? Acts xxii. 25. [1913 Webster] 2. To punish …

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  • 2 Scourge — Datos generales Origen Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil Información artística Género(s) Death metal Technical death …

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  • 3 Scourge — Scourge, n. [F. escourg[ e]e, fr. L. excoriata (sc. scutica) a stripped off (lash or whip), fr. excoriare to strip, to skin. See {Excoriate}.] 1. A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of… …

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  • 4 scourge — (n.) early 13c., from Anglo Fr. escorge, back formation from O.Fr. escorgier to whip, from V.L. *excorrigiare, from L. ex out, off + corrigia thong, shoelace, in this case whip, probably from a Gaulish word related to O.Ir. cuimrech fetter. The… …

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  • 5 scourge — [n] plague, torment affliction, bane, correction, curse, infliction, misfortune, penalty, pest, pestilence, punishment, terror, visitation; concepts 674,675 Ant. advantage, benefit, blessing, boon, delight, happiness scourge [v] beat, punish,… …

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  • 6 scourge — ► NOUN 1) historical a whip used as an instrument of punishment. 2) a person or thing causing great trouble or suffering. ► VERB 1) historical whip with a scourge. 2) cause great suffering to. ORIGIN Old French escorge, from Latin ex thoroughly + …

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  • 7 scourge — [skʉrj] n. [ME < OFr escorgie < L ex, off, from + corrigia, a strap, whip] 1. a whip or other instrument for flogging 2. any means of inflicting severe punishment, suffering, or vengeance 3. any cause of serious trouble or affliction [the… …

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  • 8 scourge — index catastrophe, disaster, discipline (punishment), discipline (punish), disease, harm (noun) …

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  • 9 Scourge — A scourge (from Italian scoriada , from Latin excoriare = to flay and corium = skin ) is a whip or lash, especially a multi thong type used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self mortification on the back. It is also an air unit in the… …

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  • 10 scourge — I UK [skɜː(r)dʒ] / US [skɜrdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms scourge : singular scourge plural scourges formal 1) something that causes a lot of trouble or harm the effort to keep the scourge of drugs off our streets 2) someone in a position of… …

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  • 11 Scourge — Apparently recorded as Scorg, Scourge, and the diminutive Scourgie, this is a rare surname. It is English or at least is recorded in England since at least Elizabethan times (1558 1603), but is probably of Olde Norse Viking or Olde French origins …

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  • 12 scourge — n. a scourge to (a scourge to the human race) * * * [skɜːdʒ] a scourge to (a scourge to the human race) …

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  • 13 scourge — scourge1 [skə:dʒ US skə:rdʒ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Anglo French; Origin: escorge, from Old French escorgier to whip , from Latin corrigia long thin piece of leather ] 1.) something that causes a lot of harm or suffering scourge of ▪ the scourge… …

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  • 14 Scourge — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Instrument of punishment. < N PARAG:Scourge >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 scourge scourge rod cane stick Sgm: N 1 ratan ratan rattan Sgm: N 1 birch birch birch rod Sgm: N 1 azote …

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  • 15 scourge — scourge1 [ skɜrdʒ ] noun count 1. ) FORMAL something that causes a lot of trouble or harm: the effort to keep the scourge of drugs off our streets 2. ) a whip used in the past to punish people 3. ) FORMAL someone in a position of power who… …

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  • 16 scourge — [[t]skɜ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]] scourges, scourging, scourged 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A scourge is something that causes a lot of trouble or suffering to a group of people. ...the best chance in 20 years to end the scourge of terrorism... Drugs are a scourge… …

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  • 17 scourge — /skɜdʒ / (say skerj) noun 1. a whip or lash, especially for the infliction of punishment or torture. 2. any means of punishment. 3. a cause of affliction or calamity. 4. a harassing, dictatorial person, especially a woman. –verb (t) (scourged,… …

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  • 18 Scourge — Здесь перечислены наборы расширения (англ. Expansion Set) или просто сеты карт для коллекционной карточной игры Magic: The Gathering, выпускаемой компанией Wizards of the Coast. Магия постоянно обновляется и дополняется за счёт новых карт в… …

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  • 19 scourge — 1. noun 1) historical he was beaten with a scourge Syn: whip, horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, bullwhip, rawhide; historical cat o nine tails 2) inflation was the scourge of the mid 1970s Syn: affliction, ban …

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  • 20 scourge — [[t]skɜrdʒ[/t]] n. v. scourged, scourg•ing 1) a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment 2) a person or thing that administers punishment or criticism 3) a cause of affliction or calamity: the scourge of famine[/ex] 4) to whip with a… …

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