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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
v.
slag sb off
(MODISMOS)
exp.
she's always slagging off her boss
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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
Es un virus de peste y pestilencia. Croatoan. It's a virus of plague and pestilence.
Causaron la peste bubónica, pero hace tiempo. Rats were the cause of the bubonic plague, but that's some time ago.
Una peste que aguijonea en la luna llena... A pestilence which makes haste in the full moon, he says...
A diferencia del VIH/SIDA, el paludismo no es una peste nueva. Unlike HIV/AIDS, malaria is not a new pestilence.
No es exactamente una política de control de peste. It's not exactly Pest Control policy.
Este lugar está infectado de la peste. This place is infected of the pest.
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