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hack1

hack1

 
 
pronunciation:
haek
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hacked, hacking, hacks
definition 1: to chop or cut up or off with repeated heavy blows.
He hacked the wood into pieces.
synonyms:
ax, chop, chop off, hew
similar words:
cleave, cut, gash, lop, slash, whack
definition 2: to make (a way, path, road, or the like) by chopping out obstructions.
We hacked a path through the tall weeds.
synonyms:
slash
similar words:
ax, clear, hew, whack
definition 3: to damage or mutilate by cutting and rearranging.
The editor hacked up the novel beyond recognition.
synonyms:
butcher, hash, make mincemeat of, mangle
similar words:
botch, bungle, mutilate
definition 4: (informal) to manage, succeed at, or cope with.
He had hoped to be a stand-up comedian but found that he just couldn't hack it.I couldn't hack the work hours at my other job, so I quit.
synonyms:
cope with, deal with, handle, manage
similar words:
confront, do, face, master
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to chop or cut roughly.
synonyms:
chop, hew
similar words:
cut, lop, slash, whack
definition 2: to emit short, harsh coughs.
He has the flu and he hacked all night last night.
similar words:
bark, cough, rasp
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rough cut made by hacking, or the act of making such a cut.
synonyms:
chop, gash, notch
similar words:
cut, nick, prostitute, score, slash
definition 2: a short, dry cough.
similar words:
bark, cough
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