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English definition of “heck”

heck

exclamation, noun     /hek/ informal
an expression of usually slight anger or surprise , or a way of adding force to a statement , question , etc.: Oh heck! It's later than I thought . Where the heck have you been?InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
(Definition of heck exclamationnoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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