scourge

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1 scourge /ˈskɚʤ/ noun
plural scourges
1 scourge
/ˈskɚʤ/
noun
plural scourges
Learner's definition of SCOURGE
[count]
formal + literary : someone or something that causes a great amount of trouble or suffering
: a whip that was used to punish people in the past
2 scourge /ˈskɚʤ/ verb
scourges; scourged; scourging
2 scourge
/ˈskɚʤ/
verb
scourges; scourged; scourging
Learner's definition of SCOURGE
[+ object] formal + literary
: to cause a lot of trouble or suffering for (someone or something)
: to hit (someone) with a whip as punishment
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