To be bedevilled

“To be bedevilled by” is to have a lot of persistent (persistente) problems at the same time. The verb is bedevil. Consider these examples:

  • The Spanish economy is bedevilled by problems (…está plagado de problemas).
  • The British exit from the EU has been bedevilled by problems.
  • The Spanish motor industry has been bedevilled by rising costs (…  ha sido afligido por el aumento de los costes).
  • The English cricket team has been bedevilled by injuries (…ha sufrido muchas lesiones).