US: /ˈpɫeɪɡ/
UK: /plˈe‍ɪɡ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

plague /pleig/
  • danh từ
    • bệnh dịch
      • the plague: bệnh dịch hạch ((cũng) bubonic plague)
    • tai hoạ
      • a plague of flies: tai hoạ ruồi
    • điều tệ hại, điều phiền phức, điều khó chịu; người gây tai hại, vật gây tai hại
      • what a plague this child is!: thằng bé này thật là tai hại!
    • plague on him!
      • quan ôn bắt nó đi!, trời tru đất diệt nó đi!
  • ngoại động từ
    • gây bệnh dịch cho
    • gây tai hoạ cho, gây tai hại cho, gây tệ hại cho
    • (thông tục) làm phiền, quấy rầy, làm khó chịu
      • to plague someone with questions: cứ hỏi quấy rầy ai

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 (also the plague) [U] = BUBONIC PLAGUE: an outbreak of plague
2 [C] any infectious disease that kills a lot of people: the new plague of Aids
3 [C] ~ of sth large numbers of an animal or insect that come into an area and cause great damage: a plague of locusts / rats
Idioms see AVOID
+ verb [VN] ~ sb/sth (with sth)
1 to cause pain or trouble to sb/sth over a period of time: to be plagued by doubts / jealousy + Financial problems are plaguing the company. + The team has been plagued by injury this season.
2 to annoy sb or create problems, especially by asking for sth, demanding attention, etc: Rock stars have to get used to being plagued by autograph hunters.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 scourge, epidemic, pestilence, affliction, pandemic, calamity, curse, evil, bane, blight, visitation:
The inhabitants turned a plague of locusts to advantage by eating them
2 irritation, annoyance, nuisance, pest, vexation, bother, thorn in one's side or flesh, torment, torture, Colloq pain (in the neck), headache, aggravation, Slang drag, bitch, hassle, Taboo Slang pain in the Brit arse or US ass:
It's a plague trying to find a place to park the car.
3 badger, harry, hound, pester, annoy, vex, irritate, bother, harass, nag, nettle, exasperate, gall, annoy, irk, torment, torture, anguish, distress, Brit chivvy or chivy or chevy:
I wish the police would stop plaguing me with questions about Jonathan's whereabouts.

Collocation dictionary


bubonic | great
Nearly a third of the population died in the Great Plague.


a decline in population following outbreaks of plague


The region has just suffered a plague of locusts.
| be decimated by, be destroyed by


break out, start, strike (sth)
Bubonic plague struck London in 1665.
| spread


~ of
The city is suffering a plague of rats. > Special page at ILLNESS

Concise English dictionary

+a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
+any epidemic disease with a high death rate
+a swarm of insects that attack plants
+any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
+an annoyance
+cause to suffer a blight
+annoy continually or chronically