1 (Christianity) sometimes cap
a the place or state of eternal punishment of the wicked after death, with Satan as its ruler
b forces of evil regarded as residing there
2 sometimes cap (in various religions and cultures) the abode of the spirits of the dead
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3 pain, extreme difficulty, etc.
4 Informal a cause of such difficulty or suffering
war is hell
5 (U.S. and Canadian) high spirits or mischievousness
there's hell in that boy
6 a box used by a tailor for discarded material
7 Now rare a gambling house, booth, etc.
as hell (intensifier)
tired as hell
for the hell of it
Informal for the fun of it
Informal denoting a person or thing that is particularly bad or alarming
neighbour from hell, hangover from hell
give someone hell
a to give someone a severe reprimand or punishment
b to be a source of annoyance or torment to someone
hell of a or helluva
a hell of a good performance
hell for leather at great speed
(come) hell or high water
Informal whatever difficulties may arise
hell to pay
Informal serious consequences, as of a foolish action
a adv (intensifier)
he works like hell
b an expression of strong disagreement with a previous statement, request, order, etc.
play (merry) hell with
Informal to throw into confusion and disorder; disrupt
a to create a noisy disturbance, as in fun
b to react strongly and unfavourably
a (intensifier) used in such phrases as what the hell, who the hell, etc.
b an expression of strong disagreement or disfavour
the hell I will See →
20 Informal an exclamation of anger, annoyance, surprise, etc. (Also in exclamations such as hell's bells, hell's teeth, etc.) (Old English hell; related to helan to cover, Old Norse hel, Gothic halja hell, Old High German hella)
n a member of a motorcycle gang of a kind originating in the U.S. in the 1950s, who typically dress in denim and Nazi-style paraphernalia and are noted for their initiation rites, lawless behaviour, etc.
Diccionario de inglés definición
1 Abaddon, abode of the damned, abyss, Acheron (Greek myth) bottomless pit, fire and brimstone, Gehenna (New Testament, Judaism) Hades (Greek myth) hellfire, infernal regions, inferno, lower world, nether world, Tartarus (Greek myth) underworld
2 affliction, agony, anguish, martyrdom, misery, nightmare, ordeal, suffering, torment, trial, wretchedness
3 hell for leather at a rate of knots, at the double, full-tilt, headlong, hotfoot, hurriedly, like a bat out of hell (slang) pell-mell, posthaste, quickly, speedily, swiftly
Diccionario de inglés sinónimos
go to hell in a handbasket
deteriorate very quickly
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