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be infested with (something)

To be overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. We can't live in this disgusting apartment, it's infested with roaches! I just overheard the nurse saying that the second-grade class is infested with lice.
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get infested with (something)

To become overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. Please don't share hats with anyone—I don't want you to get infested with lice!
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infested with (something)

Overrun by or beset with something unpleasant and unwanted, usually a pest of some kind. We can't live in this disgusting apartment, it's infested with roaches! I just overheard the nurse saying that the second-grade class is infested with lice.
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*infested with something

to be contaminated with a swarm or throng of some pest. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) All the campers are infested with lice. The dog is infested with ticks.
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