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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 make or shape by hitting or chopping with a sharp implement: hacked a trail through the forest.
3. To break up the surface of (soil).
4.
a. 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.
5. Slang To cut or mutilate as if by hacking: hacked millions off the budget.
6. Slang To cope with successfully; manage: couldn't hack a second job.
v.intr.
1. To chop or cut something by hacking.
2.
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. An attempt to hit a baseball; a swing of the bat.
5.
a. An instance of gaining unauthorized access to a computer file or network.
b. A program that makes use of existing often proprietary software, adding new features to it.
c. A clever modification or improvement.
6. 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.]

hacking

(ˈhækɪŋ)
adj
(Pathology) (of a cough) harsh, dry, and spasmodic

hacking

A stimulating technique used in massage in which the sides of the hands are used in a chopping motion to invigorate and increase blood flow to an area.
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hacking

adjective rasping, barking, wheezing The quiet was broken by a hacking cough.
Translations
جاف وقاسٍ
suchý
gøende
száraz köhögés
harîur og òurr

hacking

1 [ˈhækɪŋ] ADJ [cough] → seco

hacking

2 [ˈhækɪŋ] N (Comput) → piratería f informática

hacking

[ˈhækɪŋ]
n
(= illegal accessing of computer system) → piratage m
(on horseback)randonnée f équestre
adj [cough] → sec(sèche)hacking jacket (mainly British) nveste f d'équitation

hacking

adj hacking coughtrockener Husten
n (Comput) → Hacken nt

hacking

[ˈhækɪŋ] adj a hacking coughuna brutta tosse

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.
References in classic literature ?
As she looked in their glowering faces and noted the heavy, two-foot, hacking cane-knives in their hands, she became suddenly aware of the rashness of her act.
From Vancouver, Hacking landed at Cambridge, where he excelled as an interpreter of probability theory and statistical inference.
On July 11, 2003, the ensemble premiered Reality Hacking Nr.
But on the phone was another Valley guy, Kevin Mitnick, on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for hacking into the computers of some of the world's largest corporations.
Beginning with basic hacks, tools, and techniques for those who may not have a background in electronics, "Hardware Hacking Projects for Geeks" covers the tools of the hardware hacking trade and basic soldering techniques.
Hacking tools are readily available and becoming increasingly sophisticated.
More than half of hacking is done internally in any organization.
Part of his job, as a computer-security officer at Stanford University, is to eavesdrop in chat rooms, just in case someone tips off a nasty bit of hacking.
raised new concerns over the potential liability of universities, libraries and other organizations whose computers were unwittingly used for the recent denial-of-service hacking attacks on Yahoo
The opportunity to focus on a singular problem and bring a solution to life is what hacking is all about.
The machines that were used for the hacking were either brought at government auctions or from eBay.
The company behind the precinct count optical scanner (PCOS) machines has assured the public that it has laid out the necessary safeguards to ensure that the counting machines will not be prone to hacking in the 2016 polls.