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heck

 (hĕk)
interj.
Used as a mild oath.
n. Slang
1. An outstanding or noteworthy example: She has a heck of a lot of money.
2. Used as an intensive: What the heck is going on?

[Alteration of hell.]
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heck

(hɛk)
interj
a mild exclamation of surprise, irritation, etc
[C19: euphemistic for hell]

heck

(hɛk)
n
(Angling) dialect Northern English a frame for obstructing the passage of fish in a river
[C14: variant of hatch2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

heck

(hɛk)

n., interj.
(used as a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc., or as an intensive): What the heck do you care? a heck of a good speech.
[1850–55; euphemistic alter. of hell]
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Translations
سَيِّء: كلمة للتَّعبير عن الإنزِعاج
zatraceně
fandeni alverdenpokkers
hitto
fene
sasodits
do frasado pekla
Allah kahretsinlânet olsun

heck

[hek]
A. EXCL¡jo! (Sp) , ¡la pucha! (LAm)
B. N a heck of a lotun montón
I'm in one heck of a messestoy metido en un lío de narices
what the heck is he doing?¿qué narices está haciendo?
what the heck did he mean?¿qué narices quiso decir?
what the heck!¡qué narices!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

heck

[ˈhɛk]
excl
oh heck! → oh zut!
n (= devil) why the heck ... ? → pourquoi diable ... ?
what the heck! (= who cares) → et puis zut!
a heck of a lot of [+ money] → une sacrée quantité de; [+ problems] → une sacrée nombre de
He has done a heck of a lot for us → Il a vraiment beaucoup fait pour nous.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

heck

interj (inf) oh heck!zum Kuckuck! (inf); ah, what the heck!ach, was solls! (inf); what the heck do you mean?was zum Kuckuck soll das heißen? (inf); I’ve a heck of a lot to doich habe irrsinnig viel zu tun (inf); I’m in one heck of a messich stecke bis zum Hals im Schlamassel (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

heck

[hɛk] (fam)
1. excl oh heck!oh cavolo!
2. n a heck of a lot ofun casino di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

heck

(hek) interjection
(informal) used to express mild annoyance or to emphasize something. Where the heck is she?; It was a heck of a good game.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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