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in fest

  • v  invade in great numbers
    the roaches infested our kitchen
  • v  occupy in large numbers or live on a host
    the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North
  • v  live on or in a host, as of parasites

  • A sea lamprey, one of millions of the slimy, eellike creatures that infest the Great Lakes, had sunk its teeth through her bathing suit, and was trying to attach its .
  • A sea lamprey, one of millions of the slimy, eellike creatures that infest the Great Lakes, had sunk its teeth through her bathing suit, and was trying to attach its .
  • Of course, these are the kind of gremlins that infest almost any new airliner in its early service, and there is little doubt that most of them will soon be overcome.
Quotes

  • Ernest Giles in Sydney Morning Herald
    The flies infest the whole air,wrote the explorer Ernest Giles in his field diary in 1876. "We can't help eating, drinking, and breathing flies; they go down our throats in spite of our teeth, and we wear them all over our bodies; they...
  • Mike Crapo in Seattle Times
    This legislation is about more than forest fires,Crapo said. "It is about what happens after a tornado ...... It is about what happens after insects infest forests, threatening neighboring communities."
  • Barry Goldwater in San Francisco Chronicle
    ...the heat of a presidential campaign, Johnson's opponent, Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, accepted the Republican nomination in July 1964 at the Cow Palace, saying, "Failures infest the jungles of Vietnam."

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