hack

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[hack]

To hack is to cut or chop something with short strong blows, like if you hack your way through a thick jungle with a machete. To hack is also to illegally break into someone’s computer.

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A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

Noun
a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

Noun
a horse kept for hire

Noun
an old or over-worked horse

Noun
a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

Noun
a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil

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Noun
one who works hard at boring tasks

Noun
a mediocre and disdained writer

Noun
a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

Verb
cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

Verb
significantly cut up a manuscript

Verb
fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I''m not very good at hacking but I''ll give it my best"

Verb
kick on the shins

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kick on the arms

Verb
cut with a hacking tool

Verb
cut away; "he hacked with way through the forest"

Verb
informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can''t hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"


n.
A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

n.
Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.

v. t.
To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

v. t.
Fig.: To mangle in speaking.

v. i.
To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

n.
A notch; a cut.

n.
An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.

n.
A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.

n.
A kick on the shins.

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A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.

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A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.

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A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.

n.
A procuress.

a.
Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.

v. t.
To use as a hack; to let out for hire.

v. t.
To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.

v. i.
To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.

v. i.
To live the life of a drudge or hack.


Hack

Hack , n. [See Hatch a half door.] 1. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc. 2. Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.

Hack

Hack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hacked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hacking.] [OE. hakken; akin to D. hakken, G. hacken, Dan. hakke, Sw. hacka, and perh. to E. hew. Cf. Hew to cut, Haggle.] 1. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
My sword hacked like a handsaw.
2. Fig.: To mangle in speaking. Shak.

Hack

Hack, v. i. To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

Hack

Hack, n. 1. A notch; a cut. Shak. 2. An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone. 3. A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough. Dr. H. More. 4. (Football) A kick on the shins. T. Hughes. Hack saw, a handsaw having a narrow blade stretched in an iron frame, for cutting metal.

Hack

Hack , n. [Shortened fr. hackney. See Hackney.] 1. A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses. 2. A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
On horse, on foot, in hacks and gilded chariots.
3. A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
Here lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed, Who long was a bookseller's hack.
4. A procuress.

Hack

Hack, a. Hackneyed; hired; mercenary. Wakefield. Hack writer, a hack; one who writes for hire. "A vulgar hack writer." Macaulay.

Hack

Hack, v. t. 1. To use as a hack; to let out for hire. 2. To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
The word "remarkable" has been so hacked of late.

Hack

Hack, v. i. 1. To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute. Hanmer. 2. To live the life of a drudge or hack. Goldsmith.

A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.

To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.

To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.

A notch; a cut.

A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.

Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.

To use as a hack; to let out for hire.

To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.

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Usage Examples

I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change.

I get hired to hack into computers now and sometimes it's actually easier than it was years ago.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information.

I get hired by companies to hack into their systems and break into their physical facilities to find security holes. Our success rate is 100% we've always found a hole.

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