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
to be up to mischief ; to make trouble ; to walk abroad ; to strike terror into people's hearts
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