[ heks ]
/ hɛks /
verb (used with object)
to bewitch; practice witchcraft on: He was accused of hexing his neighbors' cows because they suddenly stopped giving milk.
spell; charm: With all this rain, somebody must have put a hex on our picnic.
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Origin of hex1
1820–30; < German Hexe witch; see hag1
Related formshex·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for hexed
"Never ran into any hexed TV sets before," the repairman said, straightening up.Something Will Turn Up|David Mason
British Dictionary definitions for hexed (1 of 2)
/ (hɛks) /
- short for hexadecimal
- (as modifier)hex code
British Dictionary definitions for hexed (2 of 2)
/ (hɛks) informal /
(tr) to bewitch
an evil spell or symbol of bad luck
Derived Formshexer, noun
Word Origin for hex
C19: via Pennsylvania Dutch from German Hexe witch, from Middle High German hecse, perhaps from Old High German hagzissa; see hag 1
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