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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
"Unwesen": examples and translations in context
Obgleich das Gerücht umgeht, das Phantom treibe erneut sein Unwesen, und obgleich man schon lange vermutet, dass Sir Charles und das Phantom ein- und dieselbe Person sind, fehlte bislang der Beweis. Although there has been a rumour that the notorious Phantom is back at work, and although it has long been suspected that Sir Charles and the Phantom are one and the same, it has never been proved.
Der Abt und seine Brüder scheinen überzeugt, dass der Teufel in diesen Mauern sein Unwesen treibt. Тhe abbot and his colleagues seem convinced... that the devil is at work within these walls.
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.
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.
Nicht, solange dort drüben der Dämon sein Unwesen treibt. No siree Bob, not with the demon out there.
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