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Meaning & Definition of Hack in English

English

Hack

/hæk/

noun

1. One who works hard at boring tasks

    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • drudge
  • ,
  • hacker

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

    synonym:
  • machine politician
  • ,
  • ward-heeler
  • ,
  • political hack
  • ,
  • hack

3. A mediocre and disdained writer

    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • hack writer
  • ,
  • literary hack

4. A tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil

    synonym:
  • hack

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

    synonym:
  • cab
  • ,
  • hack
  • ,
  • taxi
  • ,
  • taxicab

6. An old or over-worked horse

    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • jade
  • ,
  • nag
  • ,
  • plug

7. A horse kept for hire

    synonym:
  • hack

8. A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

    synonym:
  • hack

verb

1. Cut with a hacking tool

    synonym:
  • chop
  • ,
  • hack

2. Be able to manage or manage successfully

  • "I can't hack it anymore"
  • "She could not cut the long days in the office"
    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • cut

3. Cut away

  • "He hacked his way through the forest"
    synonym:
  • hack

4. Kick on the arms

    synonym:
  • hack

5. Kick on the shins

    synonym:
  • hack

6. Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works

  • "I'm not very good at hacking but i'll give it my best"
    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • hack on

7. Significantly cut up a manuscript

    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • cut up

8. Cough spasmodically

  • "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
    synonym:
  • hack
  • ,
  • whoop