like the devil

like the devil
quickly, too fast to see, like hell

The disease spread like the devil. Soon his whole leg was swollen.

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  • like the devil — ► like the devil with great speed or energy. Main Entry: ↑devil …   English terms dictionary

  • like the devil — adverb with great speed or effort or intensity (Freq. 4) drove like crazy worked like hell to get the job done ran like sin for the storm cellar work like thunder fought like the devil • Syn: ↑like hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • like the devil — with great speed or energy. → devil …   English new terms dictionary

  • like the devil — in an evil manner, in a fiendish manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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