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hell

noun [U]  /hel/ us  

hell noun [U] (PLACE)

(in some religions) the place where some people are believed to go after death to be punished forever for the bad things they have done

hell noun [U] (CONDITION)

an extremely unpleasant or difficult place, situation, or experience: Holidays are hell for me. We went through hell during the flood (= had an extremely bad experience).

hell

exclamation  /hel/ slang us  

hell exclamation (EXPRESSION)

used to express anger, or to give emphasis to an expression: Oh hell, I forgot my keys! Her dad was mad as hell. Note: This may be considered offensive by some people.
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