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  1. devil

    • IPA[ˈdɛv(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      (in Christian and Jewish belief) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan;an evil spirit; a demon
    • v.
      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

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 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 evil spirit, demon, fiend, imp, bogie, ... 更多
    • a very wicked or cruel person they prefer voting for devils than for decent men 同義詞 brute, beast, monster, savage, demon, ... 更多
    • 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 wretch, unfortunate, creature, soul, person, ... 更多
    • 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.

    動詞

    • 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