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peste

  
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1      (Med)   plague  
una peste de ratones      a plague of mice  
MODISMOS huir de algo/algn como de la peste      to avoid sth/sb like the plague  
MODISMOS ser la peste      *   to be a nuisance, be a pain *     
  peste aviar   fowl pest  
  peste bubónica   bubonic plague  
  peste negra   Black Death  
  peste porcina   swine fever
2    (=mal olor)   stink, foul smell  
¡qué peste hay aquí!      there's a real stink in here!  
3    MODISMOS decir o echar pestes de algn      to slag sb off *     
siempre anda echando pestes de su jefe      she's always slagging off her boss *     
4      (Cono Sur, gen)   infectious disease  
(=viruela)  
smallpox
5      (Andes)   (=resfriado)   cold
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
peste negra nf.
Black Death

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
bubonic plague
exp.
a plague of mice
exp.
there's a real stink in here!
exp.
your shoes stink to high heaven!
exp.
the stench was so bad that he had to cover {o} hold his nose
exp.
to be a nuisance
(MODISMOS)
exp.
be a pain
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to avoid sth/sb like the plague
(MODISMOS)
exp.
she avoids journalists like the plague
exp.
curse; speak in anger; say harsh words
exp.
she's always slagging off her boss
exp.
to slag sb off
(MODISMOS)
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'peste' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
la peste
n.
la Peste Negra
exp.
la peste arrasó el país
exp.
la peste hizo estragos en el pueblo
exp.
ser afligido por la peste
exp.
sufrir el azote de la peste
exp.
sufrieron el azote de la peste
[Arch.]
exp.
huir de algo/algn como de la peste
exp.
de esto hay que huir como de la peste
(IDIOMS)
exp.
echar pestes de algn
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"peste": examples and translations in context
La peste bubónica arrasará Nueva York. The bubonic plague will be raging in New York.
Contendrán peste bubónica y estroncio 90. They will contain bubonic plague and strontium 90.
Una peste que aguijonea en la luna llena... A pestilence which makes haste in the full moon, he says...
El vampiro es como la peste que se propaga. The vampire is a pestilence that grows.
- Usted sabia sobre a peste. - You knew about the pest.
- Nosotros con la peste, y usted ríe. - We contracted the pest, and you laugh.
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