- 1plague somebody/something (with something) to cause pain or trouble to someone or something over a period of time synonym trouble to be plagued by doubt Financial problems are plaguing the company. The team has been plagued by injury this season.
- 2plague somebody (with something) to annoy someone or create problems, especially by asking for something, demanding attention, etc. synonym hound Rock stars have to get used to being plagued by autograph hunters.
NAmE//pleɪɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plague
he / she / it plagues
past simple plagued
-ing form plaguing