Definition of 'scourge'

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Example sentences containing 'scourge'

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You are the scourge in our society. The Sun (2010)This must change if we are to tackle this scourge on our streets. The Sun (2008)They cannot afford to become the scourge of their generous donors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For tens of thousands of employees it has become the feared scourge of our society. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The police do not seem to have the resources or the will to tackle this new scourge. The Sun (2012)Government plans to tackle the scourge will be unveiled this week. The Sun (2016)Both gave short speeches on how to tackle the scourge of unemployment and took questions from the apprentices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In my view, active military intervention was necessary to end this scourge. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Sun has long campaigned for more to be done to tackle this scourge. The Sun (2013)This will help to put a permanent end to the scourge of fuel poverty and bring our homes up to 21st-century standards. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Meeting survivors of domestic abuse and hearing their shocking stories has made me all the more determined to put a stop to this scourge on our society. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has become the scourge of Cape Town. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'scourge'

British English: scourge NOUN
A scourge is something that causes a lot of trouble or suffering to a group of people.
They want to end the scourge of terrorism.
British English: scourge VERB
If something scourges a place or group of people, it causes great pain and suffering to people.
Economic anarchy scourged the post-war world.
  • American English: scourge
  • Brazilian Portuguese: flagelar
  • Chinese: 折磨
  • European Spanish: azotar
  • French: être un fléau pour
  • German: heimsuchen
  • Italian: affliggere
  • Japanese: 害悪をもたらす
  • Korean: 고통을 안기다
  • European Portuguese: flagelar
  • Spanish: azotar


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