like the devil

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of like the devil

informal
1 : very much
  • I'm sorry to hear about your injury. It must hurt like the devil.
2 : with a lot of energy and speed
  • He ran like the devil.

Word by Word Definitions

devil play
  1. : the personal supreme spirit of evil often represented in Jewish and Christian belief as the tempter of humankind, the leader of all apostate angels, and the ruler of hell

  2. : an evil spirit : demon

  3. : an extremely wicked person : fiend

  1. : to season highly

  2. : tease, annoy


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