Meaning of HELL in English

HELL

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(as) mad as hell (= a rude way of saying very angry )

cast sb into prison/Hell etc

Memet should, in her opinion, be cast into prison.

hurt like hell informal (= hurt very much )

My shoulder hurts like hell.

pure hell

He has described this period as ‘pure hell’.

ran like hell (= ran very quickly, especially in order to escape )

He picked up the child and ran like hell .

scare the life/living daylights/hell etc out of sb (= scare someone very much )

The alarm scared the hell out of me.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

living

It is as if the war, crisis, living hell or chaotic backwater can never be known and will never end.

It's just a living hell .

Serving in the Danuese battalions was a living hell .

Tony Revell says it's living hell to work with, and I believe him.

The brave heroes returned to an epidemic of influenza which all but carried off those who had survived a living hell .

pure

He was never able to reveal that his life was pure hell .

The pure hell of making a speech is only equalled by the agony of the audience.

Sitting in a small room with a strange man asking me questions is pure hell .

sheer

It was sheer bloody hell listening to all those fatuous nincompoops saying what a great guy you are.

The stairs seem like the north face of the Eiger, the temperature sheer hell .

Or was he just trying to provoke her into an argument for the sheer hell of it?

The crack-up of personal confidence, the sheer bloody hell of facing every simple decision as a major crisis.

■ VERB

beat

Well, first we're gon na beat the hell out of you.

You beat the holy hell out of me and we lied at the X-ray lab and said I fell off a bike.

To make profit, the Profitboss has only one objective; to beat the hell out of the competition.

I even looked forward to her sofa-bed and duvet, because it beats the hell out of Victor's rubber lilo.

fight

We fought like hell for most of the time.

Must have fought like hell to find its niche within the forest, to distinguish itself within the pack.

get

You don't wait to pick up personal belongings, you just get the hell out.

So I wanted to get the hell out of there.

Yanto's father had got hell from the harbour master and Yanto had got hell from his old man.

Both of us hit the windshield, and I got a hell of a bump and a four-day headache out of it.

He had every intention of getting the hell out of Paris just as soon as he had collected all the money owed to him.

Whoever got him would be getting a hell of player.

Yes, it was fitting and sweet that I should get the hell out of there.

I think we should get the hell out of here.

hurt

I know he lost his legs first, and then his fingers-he died alone and it hurt like hell .

I was able to breathe only with the utmost difficulty, and my arm hurt like hell .

It hurt like hell but he was damned if he was going to let the gunman escape.

My forehead hurt like hell and my body was bruised all over, but no bones were broken.

pay

For if he ever got lost there would be hell to pay .

If one of them kicked over the traces, there was hell to pay until he fell obediently back into line.

If the gardai got to us there'd be hell to pay .

He'd trace you to wherever you were and there'd be hell to pay .

I never did lose any at all, but a couple did go missing one day and there was hell to pay .

They'd just have complained to Mrs Goreng about me, and then there would have been hell to pay .

raise

If you arrive late, raise merry hell , and insult the stage crew you will certainly be remembered.

Now she raised hell with him about the letter in the paper.

But Mitchum has rarely raised any kind of hell .

It raises hell across the land.

I raised all kind of hell .

They raised hell for three weeks.

I raised so much hell the judge postponed it... told me talk to my lawyer.

rot

I just hope the people who did this rot in hell .

Lutz gon na rot in hell .

Let them rot in hell first!

scare

Don't even glance at me, my proud beauties: you'd scare the hell out of me.

Just to make the move scared the hell out of me.

You know it too, and you're scared as hell .

Today, he scares the hell out of a lot of Republicans.

Statistics like that scare the hell out of me, and they must scare a lot of CEOs too.

It scared the hell out of me.

Tornadoes are not fascinating to me; they scare the hell out of me.

There is no stopping planned randomness, and that scares the hell out of us.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(as) sure as hell

I'm sure as hell not gonna do it.

Alan, if I could get you out of there, I sure as hell would.

And they sure as hell don't understand any of us.

But it will sure as hell make him think twice before risking it.

Goddamn that tune, it sure as hell sounds familiar!

I as sure as hell don't want it.

I don't think I scare easily, but I sure as hell scared myself that weekend.

Not even that low humming sound which I knew sure as hell wasn't the thermostat on the fridge.

They sure as hell don't need your paper and even less journalists like Steven Wells with his repetitive, egotistical comments!

a living hell

My life has been a living hell since the attack.

The last two and a half weeks have been a living hell.

By lunchtime, everyone would know, and they would make her life a living hell after that.

If life in the South was corrupt and callous, in the North it was a living hell.

It's just a living hell.

Serving in the Danuese battalions was a living hell.

That first call had been the start of a campaign of intimidation that had transformed Polly's life into a living hell.

The brave heroes returned to an epidemic of influenza which all but carried off those who had survived a living hell.

like a bat out of hell

I drove like a bat out of hell to the hospital.

They took off like a bat out of hell for Tan Son Nhut.

not have a snowball's chance in hell

not stand/have a cat in hell's chance (of doing sth)

raise hell

It raises hell across the land.

Now she raised hell with him about the letter in the paper.

They raised hell for three weeks.

raise hell/Cain

He spent his teenage years raising hell and stealing cars.

It raises hell across the land.

Now she raised hell with him about the letter in the paper.

They raised hell for three weeks.

rot in hell/jail

As far as they're concerned we could rot in jail.

I just hope the people who did this rot in hell.

Let them rot in hell first!

Lutz gon na rot in hell.

the devil/hell to pay

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Traffic was hell this morning.

We lost every game, but hell , I slept well anyway.

Well, hell , I don't know.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And a hell of a liar, Doll.

But what the hell , it worked.

For if he ever got lost there would be hell to pay.

For the hell of it l do an extra set of bun-twisters on my back, a perennial crowd-pleaser.

What the hell was he going to do?

What the bloody hell does he know?

William Mulholland came to Los Angeles more or less for the hell of it.

Wondering what the hell he's up to.

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