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Term used to accentuate, and emphasize the situation at hand.
1. Man, that food was good, like the dickens.

2. That girl is hot, like the dickens.

3. Oh boy, that stings like the dickens.
by Patrick Harris May 12, 2005
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Expression, similar to an adverb, that can be placed alongside any verb to emphasize the specific event or action. The most common use for "the dickens" is when it is used with the verb "to run". "The dickens" is also interchangeable with "hell".
When that hobo came after me, I ran like the dickens.

by Shirine December 22, 2005
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