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plague

2 verb
     
plague2 [transitive]
1 [usually passive] to cause pain, suffering, or trouble to someone, especially for a long period of time
be plagued by/with something
He was plagued by eye troubles.
Financial problems continued to plague the company.
2 to annoy someone, especially by asking for something many times or asking them many questions
plague somebody with something
The kids have been plaguing me with questions.

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