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verb [transitive] plague pronunciation in American English /pleɪɡ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleplaguing
past tenseplagued
past participleplagued
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to cause a lot of problems for someone or something for a long period of time

    The east coast has been plagued by blizzards for most of this month.

  2. 2
    to annoy someone all the time by doing something or by asking for something

    telemarketers who plague our lives



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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