plague

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpleɪg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pleɪg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(plāg)

Inflections of 'plague' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
plagues
v 3rd person singular
plaguing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
plagued
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
plagued
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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plague

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [the bubonic, a leprosy] plague
  2. one of the deadliest plagues in history
  3. the Great Plague of London
  4. set a plague upon
  5. plague and famine
  6. [hundreds] were killed by the plague
  7. the plague killed [hundreds]
  8. Egypt was punished by a (Biblical) plague
  9. [a modern, an extinct] plague
  10. a plague has [spread across, descended upon]
  11. during the Great Plague
  12. informal: avoid it like the plague!
  13. a plague of [locusts, frogs]
  14. [infested, devoured, invaded] by a plague of [locusts]
  15. a plague of [break-ins, robberies]
  16. is the plague of [humanity, modern society, our town, our school]
v
  1. plagued by [allegations, doubts, questions]
  2. plagued with [allegations]
  3. plagued [him, the politician, the actor] with questions
  4. [ants, bees, insects] plagued the [tourists, visitors, picnickers]
  5. plagued by [bad results, poor service, poor management]
  6. the [company, government, team] was plagued by [bad results]
  7. plagued by [guilt, depression, negative thoughts]
  8. plagued by [journalists, reporters]
  9. plagued by [illness, allergies] (all his life)
  10. a [disease, illness] that plagues [Africa]
  11. plagued with [insects, death, locusts, pestilence]
  12. question [is, has been, keeps] plaguing me
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