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pest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects, Animals, Agriculture
pestpest /pest/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBIa small animal or insect that destroys crops or food suppliesvermin 🔊 a chemical used in pest control2 informalANNOY an annoying person, especially a child
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pestThe heron gobbled up land crabs which, without the herons, had become a pest on the islands.Stop being such a pest, Timothy.A different type of biologically engineered pest control is claimed to have been effected through a free-living soil bacteria.a new strategy for pest controlHe thought it was a phone pest until police collared the culprit with a phone tap.Farmers employ mixed cropping systems and plant local cultivars with some resistance to pests.
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