Definition of scourge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scourge

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skərdʒ//
     
    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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