devil

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛvəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛvəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(devəl)

Inflections of 'devil' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
devils
v 3rd person singular
devilling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
deviling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
devilled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
deviled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
devilled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
deviled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

devil

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. (come here, oh), you little devil!
  2. you poor little devil!
  3. those little devils [threw stones, smashed my window]!
  4. what the devil do you [want, mean]?
  5. where the devil [were you, did you get to]?
  6. [haunted, plagued, possessed] by the devil
  7. the poor devil didn't know [where she was, what had hit him]
  8. the devil in disguise
  9. UK, slang: is a devil to [students, children, the population]
  10. the devil will [take, claim] their souls
  11. slang: is a devil [in bed, under the sheets]
  12. a devil of a [read, movie, dinner]
  13. had a devil of a [trip, time, vacation]
  14. the [clutches, claws, grips] of the devil
  15. escape from the [clutches] of the devil
  16. make a deal with the devil
  17. sell your soul to the devil
  18. there'll be the devil to pay for your [actions, mistakes, behavior]
  19. idiom: better the devil you know!
  20. idiom: between the devil and the deep blue sea
  21. idiom: played the devil with our [plans, ambitions, investments]
  22. [talk, speak] of the devil!
  23. is always playing (the) devil's advocate
  24. loves to play (the) devil's advocate
  25. sorry, I was just playing devil's advocate
v
  1. devil [eggs, peppers, chicken, french fries]
  2. deviled his [mother, father, parents] for
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