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English definition of “play (merry) hell with sth”

play (merry) hell with sth

to seriously damage or confuse something: The power cuts played hell with our computers.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of play (merry) hell with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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