Peste in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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feminine noun
1. plague (enfermedad)
  • peste bubónica bubonic plague
  • la peste negra the Black Death
  • peste porcina swine fever (British), hog cholera (United States)
2. stink, stench (informal) (mal olor)
3. pest (informal) (molestia)
4. (expresiones)
  • decir o echar pestes de alguien to slag somebody off (British), to badmouth somebody (United States)
  • echar pestes to curse, to swear
1 (Med) plague
una peste de ratones a plague of mice
huir de algo/algn como de la peste to avoid sth/sb like the plague
ser la peste to be a nuisance; be a pain (familiar)
estos chiquillos son la peste
peste aviar fowl pest
peste bubónica bubonic plague
peste negra Black Death
peste porcina swine fever
2 (mal olor) stink; foul smell
¡qué peste hay aquí! there's a real stink in here!
decir o echar pestes de algn to slag sb off (familiar)
siempre anda echando pestes de su jefe she's always slagging off her boss (familiar)
4 (S. Cone) (gen) infectious disease; (viruela) smallpox
5 (And) (resfriado) cold
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