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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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exp.
to combat the problem
das Unwesen der Rauschgiftsucht bekämpfen = to combat the problem of drug addiction
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"Unwesen": examples and translations in context
Ich denke, werte Kolleginnen und Kollegen, dass alle hier anwesenden Parteien sich von Extremisten jedweder Couleur distanzieren müssen, die in den Ländern Europas ihr Unwesen treiben. I believe, ladies and gentlemen, that all the parties present in this House should stand back from the extremists on all sides, who are wreaking havoc throughout the countries of Europe.
Erforderlich sind auch Helikopter aus Russland; so können sie wenigstens nicht mehr ihr Unwesen in Tschetschenien treiben. Helicopters are also necessary from Russia, so that at least they cannot continue wreaking havoc in Chechnya.
Story: In einer kleinen Stadt treibt ein Serienmörder sein Unwesen. Story: In a small town a serial killer strikes terror into people's hearts.
Jack the Ripper trieb sein Unwesen im East End. Jack the Ripper was holding at bay the entire East End.
Anscheinend treibt ein Psychopath in Mystic Falls sein Unwesen. Apparently, there's a psychopath roaming Mystic Falls.
Angeblich sollen mysteriöse Ungeheuer im Hafenviertel von Tokio ihr Unwesen treiben. Reports are coming in of mysterious creatures... wreaking havoc in the Tokyo Bay area.
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