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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CesiaMedra

What does it mean "heck"? please help me.

November 4, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeltingPsychic

It's often used as a way of avoiding saying 'hell' around the especially sensitive. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=heck


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

It is a mild swear word or expletive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fazac

It's used to mildly express surprise or frustration to something. Eg "The car won't start" … "Oh heck!" similar to "Oh my God".

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