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 hack hack

noun

  • () one who works hard at boring tasks  ( drudge, hacker, hack )
    one who works hard at boring tasks
  • a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.  ( hack )
    a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
  • a horse kept for hire  ( hack )
    a horse kept for hire
  • an old or over-worked horse  ( hack, jade, nag, plug )
    an old or over-worked horse
  • a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money  ( cab, hack, taxicab, taxi )
    a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
  • a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil  ( hack )
    a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
  • a mediocre and disdained writer  ( hack, hack writer, literary hack )
    a mediocre and disdained writer
  • a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends  ( hack, machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler )
    a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
  • verb

  • () cut with a hacking tool  ( chop, hack )
    cut with a hacking tool
  • cough spasmodically  ( hack, whoop )
    cough spasmodically
     The patient with emphysema is hacking all day
    The patient with emphysema is hacking all day
  • significantly cut up a manuscript  ( cut up, hack )
    significantly cut up a manuscript
  • fix a computer program piecemeal until it works  ( hack, hack on )
    fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
     I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best
    I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best
  • kick on the shins  ( hack )
    kick on the shins
  • kick on the arms  ( hack )
    kick on the arms
  • cut away  ( hack )
    cut away
     he hacked his way through the forest
    he hacked his way through the forest
  • be able to manage or manage successfully  ( cut, hack )
    be able to manage or manage successfully
     I can't hack it anymore
    I can't hack it anymore
     she could not cut the long days in the office
    she could not cut the long days in the office