Meaning of PEST in English

PEST

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ common

▪ major , serious

▪ destructive

▪ agricultural , crop , garden , plant

▪ insect

▪ sex (in newspapers) ( BrE )

Police are looking for a sex ~ who is frightening early-morning joggers.

VERB + PEST

▪ control , repel

These birds provide a useful function in controlling insect ~s.

▪ eradicate , kill

PEST + NOUN

▪ control , controller ( esp. BrE ), management

a ~ control officer ( BrE )

a ~ control operator ( AmE )

▪ population

▪ infestation

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