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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: plague /pleɪɡ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplague
he/she/itplagues
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.

    Although plagued by failing eyesight, he continues to lecture.

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