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scourge

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1 a long thin or flexible tool for striking
  • The museum display included a scourge, thumbscrews, and other notorious instruments of torture.
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2 one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense
  • The attorney general, who just happens to be a candidate for governor, is a self-proclaimed scourge of white-collar crime.
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3 a source of harm or misfortune
  • the robocallers that are the scourge of dinnertime
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scourge

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1 to bring destruction to (something) through violent action
  • Barbarians scourged the countryside.
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2 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • scourged the tree with a whip to loosen the bark
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