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demon

noun uk   /ˈdiː.mən/ us  
[C] an evil spiritDevils [C usually singular] approving a person who does a particular activity with great skill or energy: She works like a demon. Stefan has a demon serve.EnthusiastsAdmirersExperts and specialists [C] a person who behaves very badly: humorous That's the last time I take care of her kids - I'll be glad when the little demons go home.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant [C] a negative feeling that causes you to worry or behave badly: She had her demons and, later in life, they drove her to drink.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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