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Definition of scourge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scourge
    he / she / it scourges
    past simple scourged
    -ing form scourging
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  1. 1[usually passive] scourge somebody (literary) to cause trouble or suffering to someone He lay awake, scourged by his conscience.
  2. 2scourge somebody (old use) to hit someone with a scourge synonym whip
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