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hack 1

 (hăk)
v. hacked, hack·ing, hacks
v.tr.
1. To cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows: hacked down the saplings.
2. To break up the surface of (soil).
3.
a. Informal To alter (a computer program): hacked her text editor to read HTML.
b. To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization: hacked the firm's personnel database.
4. Slang To cut or mutilate as if by hacking: hacked millions off the budget.
5. Slang To cope with successfully; manage: couldn't hack a second job.
v.intr.
1. To chop or cut something by hacking.
2. Informal
a. To write or refine computer programs skillfully.
b. To use one's skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file or network: hacked into the company's intranet.
3. To cough roughly or harshly.
n.
1. A rough, irregular cut made by hacking.
2. A tool, such as a hoe, used for hacking.
3. A blow made by hacking.
4. A rough, dry cough.

[Middle English hakken, from Old English -haccian; see keg- in Indo-European roots. V., intr., sense 2, back-formation from hacker.]

hack′a·ble adj.

hack 2

 (hăk)
n.
1. A horse used for riding or driving; a hackney.
2. A worn-out horse for hire; a jade.
3.
a. One who undertakes unpleasant or distasteful tasks for money or reward; a hireling.
b. A writer hired to produce routine or commercial writing.
4. A carriage or hackney for hire.
5. Informal
a. A taxicab.
b. See hackie.
v. hacked, hack·ing, hacks
v.tr.
1. To let out (a horse) for hire.
2. To make banal or hackneyed with indiscriminate use.
v.intr.
1. To drive a taxicab for a living.
2. To work for hire as a writer.
3. To ride on horseback at an ordinary pace.
adj.
1. By, characteristic of, or designating routine or commercial writing: hack prose.
2. Hackneyed; banal.
Phrasal Verb:
hack out Informal
To produce (written material, for example), especially hastily or routinely: hacked out a weekly column.

[Short for hackney.]

hack

(hæk)
vb
1. (when: intr, usually foll by at or away) to cut or chop (at) irregularly, roughly, or violently
2. to cut and clear (a way, path, etc), as through undergrowth
3. (Rugby) (in sport, esp rugby) to foul (an opposing player) by kicking or striking his shins
4. (Basketball) basketball to commit the foul of striking (an opposing player) on the arm
5. (Pathology) (intr) to cough in short dry spasmodic bursts
6. (Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to reduce or cut (a story, article, etc) in a damaging way
7. (Computer Science) to manipulate a computer program skilfully, esp, to gain unauthorized access to another computer system
8. (tr) slang to tolerate; cope with: I joined the army but I couldn't hack it.
9. hack to bits to damage severely: his reputation was hacked to bits.
n
10. a cut, chop, notch, or gash, esp as made by a knife or axe
11. (Agriculture) any tool used for shallow digging, such as a mattock or pick
12. a chopping blow
13. (Pathology) a dry spasmodic cough
14. (Rugby) a kick on the shins, as in rugby
15. a wound from a sharp kick
[Old English haccian; related to Old Frisian hackia, Middle High German hacken]

hack

(hæk)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse kept for riding or (more rarely) for driving
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) an old, ill-bred, or overworked horse
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse kept for hire
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Brit a country ride on horseback
5. a drudge
6. (Journalism & Publishing) a person who produces mediocre literary or journalistic work
7. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: hackney US a coach or carriage that is for hire
8. (Automotive Engineering) informal
a. a cab driver
b. a taxi
vb
9. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Brit to ride (a horse) cross-country for pleasure
10. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) to let (a horse) out for hire
11. (Journalism & Publishing) (tr) informal to write (an article) as or in the manner of a hack
12. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) informal US to drive a taxi
adj
(prenominal) banal, mediocre, or unoriginal: hack writing.
[C17: short for hackney]

hack

(hæk)
n
1. (Agriculture) a rack used for fodder for livestock
2. (Falconry) a board on which meat is placed for a hawk
3. (Building) a pile or row of unfired bricks stacked to dry
vb (tr)
4. (Agriculture) to place (fodder) in a hack
5. (Building) to place (bricks) in a hack
[C16: variant of hatch2]

hack1

(hæk)

v.t.
1. to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever with irregular, often heavy blows (often fol. by up or down): to hack down trees.
2. to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, or other growth.
3. to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment, as a piece of writing.
4. to reduce or cut ruthlessly; trim: to hack a budget severely.
5. Slang. to deal or cope with; handle; tolerate: I can't hack all this commuting.
v.i.
6. to make rough cuts or notches.
7. to cough harshly, usu. in short and repeated spasms.
n.
8. a cut, gash, or notch.
9. a tool for hacking, as an ax or pick.
10. an act or instance of hacking; a cutting blow.
11. a short, rasping dry cough.
Idioms:
hack it, Slang. to cope successfully with something.
[1150–1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Middle High German hacken]

hack2

(hæk)

n.
1. a person, esp. a professional, who surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward: a political hack.
2. a writer whose services are for hire.
3. a person who produces banal or mediocre work or who works at a dull or routine task.
4. a horse kept for common hire or adapted for general work, esp. ordinary riding.
5. a saddle horse.
6. an old or worn-out horse; jade.
7. a coach or carriage kept for hire; hackney.
8.
a. a taxicab.
b. a cabdriver.
v.t.
9. to make a hack of; let out for hire.
10. to make trite or stale by frequent use; hackney.
v.i.
11. to drive a taxi.
12. to ride or drive on the road at an ordinary pace.
adj.
13. hired as a hack; of a hired sort: a hack writer; hack work.
14. hackneyed; trite; banal: hack writing.
[1680–90; short for hackney]

Hack

 of smokers—Lipton, 1970.

hack


Past participle: hacked
Gerund: hacking

Imperative
hack
hack
Present
I hack
you hack
he/she/it hacks
we hack
you hack
they hack
Preterite
I hacked
you hacked
he/she/it hacked
we hacked
you hacked
they hacked
Present Continuous
I am hacking
you are hacking
he/she/it is hacking
we are hacking
you are hacking
they are hacking
Present Perfect
I have hacked
you have hacked
he/she/it has hacked
we have hacked
you have hacked
they have hacked
Past Continuous
I was hacking
you were hacking
he/she/it was hacking
we were hacking
you were hacking
they were hacking
Past Perfect
I had hacked
you had hacked
he/she/it had hacked
we had hacked
you had hacked
they had hacked
Future
I will hack
you will hack
he/she/it will hack
we will hack
you will hack
they will hack
Future Perfect
I will have hacked
you will have hacked
he/she/it will have hacked
we will have hacked
you will have hacked
they will have hacked
Future Continuous
I will be hacking
you will be hacking
he/she/it will be hacking
we will be hacking
you will be hacking
they will be hacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hacking
you have been hacking
he/she/it has been hacking
we have been hacking
you have been hacking
they have been hacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hacking
you will have been hacking
he/she/it will have been hacking
we will have been hacking
you will have been hacking
they will have been hacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hacking
you had been hacking
he/she/it had been hacking
we had been hacking
you had been hacking
they had been hacking
Conditional
I would hack
you would hack
he/she/it would hack
we would hack
you would hack
they would hack
Past Conditional
I would have hacked
you would have hacked
he/she/it would have hacked
we would have hacked
you would have hacked
they would have hacked

Hack

1. A horse kept for hire.
2. A carriage for hire. When automobiles began to be available for hire, the term “hack” was carried over to what is now called a taxi.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hack - one who works hard at boring tasks
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
plodder, slogger - someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
2.Hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public endshack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
3.hack - a mediocre and disdained writer
Grub Street - the world of literary hacks
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
4.hack - a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
5.Hack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for moneyhack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gypsy cab - a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
minicab - a minicar used as a taxicab
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
6.Hack - an old or over-worked horsehack - an old or over-worked horse    
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
7.hack - a horse kept for hire
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
8.hack - a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
Verb1.hack - cut with a hacking tool
ax, axe - chop or split with an ax; "axe wood"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.hack - be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
3.hack - cut away; "he hacked his way through the forest"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
4.hack - kick on the arms
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
foul - commit a foul; break the rules
5.hack - kick on the shins
rugby, rugby football, rugger - a form of football played with an oval ball
foul - commit a foul; break the rules
6.hack - fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
programme, program - write a computer program
7.hack - significantly cut up a manuscript
edit, redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
8.Hack - cough spasmodicallyhack - cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
cough - exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"

hack

1
verb
1. (sometimes with away) cut, chop, slash, mutilate, mangle, gash, hew, lacerate He desperately hacked through the undergrowth. Some were hacked to death with machetes.
2. (Informal) stand, take, bear, handle, cope with, stomach, endure, tolerate, abide, put up with (informal) I can't hack all the violence
3. (Informal) cough, bark, wheeze, rasp the patients splutter and hack
noun
1. (Informal) cough, bark, wheeze, rasp smoker's hack
be hacked off (Informal) be annoyed, be fed up, be irked (by), be scunnered (Scot.) She was jealous, hacked off with the producer, but mostly with herself.
hack it (Informal) cope, manage, handle it, survive, get along, get by he couldn't hack it as a solo performer
hack something off cut off, chop off, lop off a man's arm was hacked off at the elbow

hack

2
noun
1. reporter, writer, correspondent, journalist, scribbler, contributor, hackette (derogatory), literary hack, penny-a-liner, Grub Street writer tabloid hacks, always eager to find victims
2. yes-man, lackey, toady, flunky, brown-noser (taboo slang) party hacks from the old days still hold influential jobs
adjective
1. unoriginal, pedestrian, mediocre, poor, tired, stereotyped, banal, undistinguished, uninspired ill-paid lectureships and hack writing
Translations
حِصانقَطْعيَشُقُّ طريقهيُقَطِّعيَقْطَع، يَبْتُر
rozsekattaxizáseknájemný kůňprosekat
hakkeskæreudlejningsbiludlejningshesthak
footbaghakkeroidahakkerointiyrityshakkukaakki
sjeći
vagdal
höggvahöggva; sarga, hjakkaleiguhestur; leigubíllskora
たたき切る
마구 자르다
kompiuterių aistruolis/fanatikaskompiuterių piratasmetalo pjūklasnuomojamas arklysnuomojamas automobilis
iecirtumsizcirstrobssacirstsakapāt
kôň na prenájompresekaťzásek
hacka
ฟัน
çentikdoğramakkertikkiralık at/arabaparçalamak
chặt mạnh

hack

1 [hæk]
A. N (= cut) → corte m, tajo m; (= blow) (with axe) → hachazo m; (with machete) → machetazo m
B. VT
1. (= cut) → cortar
to hack one's way through sthabrirse paso por algo a machetazos
to hack sth to pieceshacer algo pedazos (a hachazos)
2. I can't hack it (US) → no puedo hacerlo
C. VI
1. (= cut) → dar tajos (at a) he was hacking at a loaf of breadestaba dándole tajos a una hogaza de pan
2. (Comput) to hack into a systempiratear un sistema, conseguir entrar en un sistema
hack around VI + ADV (US) → gandulear, vaguear
hack down VT + ADV [+ tree etc] → derribar a hachazos

hack

2 [hæk]
A. N
1. (= old horse) → jamelgo m, rocín m; (= hired horse) → caballo m de alquiler
2. (= writer) → escritorzuelo/a m/f, plumífero/a m/f; (= journalist) → gacetillero/a m/f
3. (US) (= taxi) → taxi m
B. VI to go hackingmontar a caballo
C. CPD hack reporter Nreportero/a m/f de poca monta
hack writer N = hack 2 A2

hack

[ˈhæk]
vt
(= cut, chop) [+ bushes, undergrowth] → tailler dans; [+ wood] → couper
to hack at sth, to hack away at sth → tailler dans qch
to hack a path through the jungle → se tailler un chemin à travers la jungle
to hack sb to death (with an axe)massacrer qn à coups de hache
to hack sb to death with a machete → tuer qn à coups de machette
to hack sb/sth to pieces → tailler qn/qch en pièces, mettre qn/qch en pièces
to hack it
He can't hack it → Il est largué.
to hack it as sth
He can't hack it as a singer → Il ne fait pas le poids comme chanteur.
n
(= cut) → entaille f
(= blow) → coup m
(pejorative) (= writer) → écrivaillon m
(pejorative) (= politician) → politicard(e) m/f
a political hack → un(e) politicard(e)
the party hacks → les militants du parti
(= old horse) → canasson m
modif
(pejorative) hack writer → écrivaillon m
hack attack (on computer system)piratage m
hack down
vt sep [+ tree] → abattre
hack into
vt fus [+ computer system, network] → s'introduire dans
hack off
vt sep
(= chop off) [+ limb] → amputer; [+ hair] → couper
(= annoy) [+ person] → mettre hors de soi
His attitude really hacks me off → Son attitude me met hors de moi.
see also hacked offhacked off adj (= annoyed) → furax inv
to be hacked off with sb → en avoir ras le bol de qn

hack

:
hack pack
n (pej)Journalistenzunft f
hacksaw
nMetallsäge f
hackwork
n (= trivial writing)Schmiererei f (inf); (= mindless editing)Routinearbeit f

hack

1
n
(= cut)(Ein)schnitt m, → Kerbe f; (= action)Hieb m; to take a hack at somethingmit der Axt etc auf etw (acc)schlagen; (in rage) → auf etw (acc)einhacken
(= kick)Tritt m; he had a hack at his opponent’s ankleer versetzte seinem Gegner einen Tritt gegen den Knöchel
(= cough)trockener Husten
vt
(= cut)schlagen, hacken; don’t hack your meat, cut itdu musst das Fleisch nicht hacken, sondern schneiden; to hack somebody/something to pieces (lit)jdn/etw zerstückeln; (fig)jdn/etw zerfetzen; he was brutally hacked to deather ist brutal (mit einem Beil etc) erschlagen worden; to hack one’s way outsich einen Weg frei schlagen; to hack one’s way through (something)sich (dat)einen Weg (durch etw) schlagen, sich (durch etw) durchhauen
(Sport) balltreten gegen, einen Tritt versetzen (+dat); to hack somebody on the shinjdn vors or gegen das Schienbein treten
(inf: = cope) to hack ites bringen (sl)
vi
(= chop)hacken; he hacked (away) at the brancher schlug auf den Ast; don’t hack at ithack nicht daran herum
(= cough)trocken husten
(Sport) he was booked for hackinger wurde wegen Holzerei verwarnt
(Comput) → hacken; to hack into the systemin das System eindringen

hack

2
n
(= hired horse)Mietpferd nt; (= ride)Ritt m
(pej: = literary hack) → Schreiberling m; the newspaper hacksdie Zeitungsschreiber pl; paid hackLohn- or Soldschreiber(in) m(f)
(pej inf) (party) hack(Partei)heini m (inf)or -typ m (inf)
(US: = taxi) → Taxi nt
adj attr (pej) writingstumpfsinnig; hack writerSchreiberling m
vieinen Spazierritt machen; to go hackingausreiten

hack

1 [hæk]
1. n (of sword, axe) → colpo; (of sabre) → fendente m
2. vt
a. (cut) → tagliare
to hack one's way through → aprirsi un varco (a colpi d'ascia ) tra
to hack sth to pieces → tagliare a pezzi qc
b. to hack into (Comput) (program, system) → inserirsi illegalmente in
hack about vt + advtagliare
my book's been hacked about terribly by the editor → il mio libro è stato tagliato senza pietà dal redattore
hack down vt + adv (tree) → abbattere (a colpi d'ascia )

hack

2 [hæk]
1. n
a. (old horse) → ronzino; (ride) → passeggiata a cavallo
b. (pej) (writer) → scribacchino/a
to do hack writing → fare lo scribacchino/a
2. vi to go hacking(andare a) fare una passeggiata a cavallo

hack

(hӕk) verb
1. to cut or chop up roughly. The butcher hacked the beef into large pieces.
2. to cut (a path etc) roughly. He hacked his way through the jungle; He hacked (out) a path through the jungle.
noun
1. a rough cut made in something. He marked the tree by making a few hacks on the trunk.
2. a horse, or in the United States, a car, for hire.
ˈhacker noun
1. a person who illegally gains access to information stored in other people's computers.
2. a computer enthusiast.
ˈhacking adjective
(of a cough) rough and dry. He has had a hacking cough for weeks.
ˈhacksaw noun
a saw for cutting metals.

Hack

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References in classic literature ?
Things were not going well with them then, and though it nearly broke Teta Elzbieta's heart, they were forced to dispense with nearly all the decencies of a funeral; they had only a hearse, and one hack for the women and children; and Jurgis, who was learning things fast, spent all Sunday making a bargain for these, and he made it in the presence of witnesses, so that when the man tried to charge him for all sorts of incidentals, he did not have to pay.
A hack now drove to the door, and the friendly family who had received the fugitives crowded around them with farewell greetings.
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
has he swopped with you for that big-boned hack of yours?
He had in his house a housekeeper past forty, a niece under twenty, and a lad for the field and market-place, who used to saddle the hack as well as handle the bill-hook.
Robin thought at first that he could hack the cudgel to pieces, for his blade was one of Toledo--finely tempered steel which the Queen had given him.
To disembark from the Henrietta, jump into a hack, hurry to the St.
Sometimes I would give way to wild outbursts of rage, and hack and splinter some unlucky tree in my intolerable vexation.
An hour after the vehicle was at the door; it was a hack conveyance which was elevated to the rank of a private carriage in honor of the occasion, but, in spite of its humble exterior, the young men would have thought themselves happy to have secured it for the last three days of the Carnival.
Then Telemachus sprang away from him, leaving his spear still in the body, for he feared that if he stayed to draw it out, some one of the Achaeans might come up and hack at him with his sword, or knock him down, so he set off at a run, and immediately was at his father's side.
Long does not keep a carriage, and had come to the ball in a hack chaise.
In the first place, she must have a horse for her own riding; but no jaded, sorry, earth-spirited hack, such as is sometimes assigned by an Indian husband for the transportation of his squaw and her pappooses: the wife of a free trader must have the most beautiful animal she can lay her eyes on.