Meaning of PEST in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pest ]

( pests)


Pests are insects or small animals which damage crops or food supplies.

...crops which are resistant to some of the major insect pests and diseases... and innovative methods of pest control.



You can describe someone, especially a child, as a pest if they keep bothering you. ( INFORMAL )

He climbed on the table, pulled my hair, and was generally a pest.

= nuisance

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]

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