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English definition of “like hell”

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like hell

informal
C2 very much: We ran like hell. We worked like hell to finish the job. It hurt like hell. certainly not: "Try to be polite to him." "Like hell I will!"
Translations of “like hell”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拼命地,玩命地, 絕不…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拼命地,玩命地, 决不…
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