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