- 1the plague [uncountable] = bubonic plague an outbreak of plague
- 2[countable] any infectious disease that kills a lot of people synonym epidemic the plague of AIDS
- 3[countable] plague of something large numbers of an animal or insect that come into an area and cause great damage a plague of locusts/rats Idioms
to try very hard not to meet someone, do something, etc. She's been avoiding me like the plague since the party last Saturday.
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