- (in Christian and Jewish belief) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan；an evil spirit; a demon
- act as a junior assistant for a barrister or other professional；harass or worry (someone)
verb: devil, 3rd person present: devils, gerund or present participle: devilling, past tense: devilled, past participle: devilled
noun: Devil, plural noun: devils
- 1. (in Christian and Jewish belief) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan belief in the Devil the work of the devil
- ▪ an evil spirit; a demon casting out devils 同義詞
- ▪ a very wicked or cruel person they prefer voting for devils than for decent men 同義詞
- ▪ fighting spirit; wildness he was dangerous when the devil was in him
- ▪ a thing that is very difficult or awkward to do or deal with it's going to be the very devil to disentangle
- 2. informal a person with specified characteristics the cunning old devil you lucky devil 同義詞
- 3. expressing surprise or annoyance in various questions or exclamations ‘Where the devil is he?’
- 4. an instrument or machine fitted with sharp teeth or spikes, used for tearing or other destructive work.
- 5. informal, dated a junior assistant of a barrister or other professional.
- 1. informal, dated act as a junior assistant for a barrister or other professional there is the possibility of devilling for fellow members of the Bar
- 2. North American harass or worry (someone) he was deviled by a new-found fear
- be a devil!
- between the devil and the deep blue sea
- devil a —
- the devil can quote scripture for his purpose
- the devil finds work for idle hands to do
- the devil looks after his own
- a devil of a —
- the devil's dozen
- the devil's in the detail
- the devil's own —
- devil take the hindmost
- the devil to pay
- give the devil his due
- go to the devil!
- like the devil
- play the devil with
- speak of the devil