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Unwesen  

Un•we•sen      nt   no pl   (=übler Zustand)   terrible state of affairs  
das Unwesen (der Rauschgiftsucht) bekämpfen      to combat the problem (of drug addiction)  
sein Unwesen treiben      to be up to mischief  
[Landstreicher etc]   to make trouble  
[Gespenst]   to walk abroad  
[Vampir etc]   to strike terror into people's hearts  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
sein Unwesen treiben exp.
to be up to mischief ; to make trouble ; to walk abroad ; to strike terror into people's hearts

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to combat the problem
das Unwesen der Rauschgiftsucht bekämpfen = to combat the problem of drug addiction
"Unwesen": examples and translations in context
Das Phantom treibt wieder sein Unwesen. It signifies the Phantom is up to his old tricks.
Es heißt, Banditen treiben hier ihr Unwesen. Rumors say that bandits might come out.
Die Bauarbeiten gehen gut voran, aber das Gör treibt weiterhin sein Unwesen. Construction is proceeding nicely but that brat continues to be a nuisance.
Vampire treiben schon lange ihr Unwesen in der Stadt. We've been aware of some very serious vampire activity in town for a long time.
Ist doch ganz einfach: Wir wissen, daß Vampire ihr Unwesen treiben. See, the thing is, we know vampires are stalking the earth.
Seit einigen Monaten treibt das Krokodil hier sein Unwesen, wenn die Leute schwimmen wollen. The last few months a crocodile has been causing trouble around here... where people are swimming.
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