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heck
American English: /hɛk/
British English: /hɛk/

noun

  • [colloquial] [euphemistic]heck!
    ¡caray! [colloquial] [euphemistic]
    what the heck!
    ¡qué diablos! [colloquial]
    heck, no! (American English) to heck with waiting, I'm leaving
    ¡qué esperar ni (que) niño muerto! yo me voy [colloquial]
    what/where/how the heck … ?
    ¿qué/dónde/cómo diablos … ? [colloquial]
    I've one heck of a lot to do
    tengo un montón de cosas que hacer [colloquial]
    this is one heck of a time to call me
    ¡vaya horas de llamar!
    she's one heck of a girl
    es una chica fenomenal
    like o the heck he did!
    ¡y un cuerno que lo hizo! [colloquial]
    he did it on his own — did he heck! (British English)
    lo hizo solo — ¡qué lo va a hacer solo! or ¡y un cuerno! [colloquial]
    I wish to heck they'd shut up!
    ¡por qué no se callarán de una puñetera vez! [colloquial]

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