Traducción de scourge en Español:


azote, n.

Pronunciación /skərdʒ/ /skəːdʒ/

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  • 1

    (cause of suffering)
    azote masculino
    the scourge of war/famine el azote / el flagelo de la guerra/del hambre
    • he was the scourge of crooked union bosses era el azote de los dirigentes sindicales deshonestos
    • Like every city, Sheffield suffers from the scourge of nuisance neighbours, but has taken a leading role in trying to address the problem.
    • The fiction business, Bellaigue tells us, is troubled by twin scourges: speculative advances and competitive discounts.
    • ‘Bill suffered the scourge of asthma all his life,’ he said.
    • Zambia has been suffering from the scourge of fuel smuggling across borders because of its central location, the Energy Regulations Board has said.
    • Rabbits are considered pests, being a scourge on crops and the natural environment.
    • If we raise this money now, we will be preventing future generations from suffering this age-old scourge.
    • Unemployment, long the scourge of the Irish economy, remains very low, at around 4.5%, despite the recent slowdown in economic growth.
    • In this way, public power will be misused and the society will suffer setbacks in fighting the social scourge of corruption.
    • Despite huge initiatives and lavish spending, vast stretches of Asia and Africa continue to be afflicted by the scourges of hunger and disease.
    • One of the greatest scourges afflicting Indigenous peoples in Canada is given only token attention, he said.
    • The author of the report on the practical efforts of Dublin mothers against the heroin scourge supported the call for more resources to be made available.
    • While alcohol is the number one problem, the scourge of drugs is also placing increasing pressure on the centre and its 17 permanent staff.
    • The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of ‘childbed fever.’
    • With new efforts to try to manage this killer disease it is important that nations begin tackling some of the problems that fuel the scourge.
    • This scourge can be countered only if terror has no hiding place.
    • The street is the latest in Swindon where normal life has been ruined by the scourge of anti-social behaviour.
    • He was involved, as a medical scientist, in work on eradicating two great scourges - poliomyelitis and rabbits.
    • Capitalism is incapable of ending the scourge of unemployment.
    • To be punished by the scourge of the seas was not a particularly happy thought.
    • In response to this serious social scourge the Ministry of Interior has issued an order to stop processing gun licenses.
  • 2literario

    azote masculino
    • Begone, or shall I be required to chastise you with the whip and the scourge once more?
    • They were in hot pursuit of their escaping slaves, with whips and scourges cracking, and blades drawn.

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  • 1

    a region scourged by famine/disease una región azotada por la hambruna/la enfermedad
    • The Italian playwright was awarded the Nobel Prize for ‘emulating the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden’.
    • He also scourges the bureaucracy and the corruption, and the collusion between the Mafia and politicians.
    • Straddling two of the Indian subcontinent's mightiest rivers, the country is regularly drowned by flood crests surging downstream or scourged by whirlwinds from the sea.
    • The Abbeyleix Park Development committee say that they are still scourged with the amount of dog fouling in and around the Fr. John Breen Memorial Park.
    • He continued to scourge the defence with two more fine points from play, although there was an element of doubt about the first one.
    • Although carnal passion had scourged Poussin with the most literal and painful wounds of love, affection between the artist and his young bride likely arose through nurturing, gratitude, and devotion.
    • American privateering scourged British commerce during the Revolution, and some U.S. Navy skippers like John Paul Jones won famous single-ship victories.
    • His little band of fighters scourged settlements on both sides of the Mexican boundary and stood off armies of two nations.
    • Eight hundred years have passed since the Great Conflict scourged the world and covered it in shadow.
    • He was largely responsible for the purging of the Moscow region and in 1938 and was transferred to the Ukraine to scourge the party there.
    • From the buzzing hive of contradictions that frequently scourge the truly gifted, there are strong signs that McEnroe wanted to do something entirely different.
    • Since buying their way back to power with the people's own money, they have scourged the country with a series of random and ill-thought out cutbacks.
  • 2arcaico, literario

    (person) azotar
    • As he is beaten, he falls on his back and can see only the foot of the soldier who is scourging him.
    • Beattie stripped him of all his assumed dignity, and having laid his back bare, scourged him till he smarted keenly, and cursed again.
    • He continued to scourge me even after I had collapsed onto the pier.
    • They were men who did public penance and scourged themselves with whips of hard knotted leather with little iron spikes.
    • After a criminal's condemnation, it was the custom for a victim to be scourged with the flagellum, a whip with leather throngs.