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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hacks, hacking, hacked
definition 1: to chop or cut up or off with repeated heavy blows.
He hacked the wood into pieces.
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.
similar words:
ax, clear, hew, whack
definition 3: to damage or mutilate by cutting and rearranging (often fol. by "up").
The editor hacked up the novel beyond recognition.
butcher, hash, make mincemeat of, mangle
similar words:
botch, bungle, mutilate
definition 4: (informal) to manage or succeed at.
He had hoped to be a stand-up comedian but found that he just couldn't hack it.
deal with, handle, manage
similar words:
confront, do, face, master
definition 5: (informal) to tolerate; cope with.
I couldn't hack the work long hours at that job, so I quit.He left the business world because he couldn't hack the pressure.
cope, put up with, tolerate
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to chop or cut roughly.
The search party hacked through the dense underbrush.
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
definition 3: to use a computer or other electronic means to penetrate the protected computer system of a business, government, or individual, either as an act of mischief or with malicious intent, such as stealing data.
He paid some computer whiz to hack into the computer system of the company that had fired him.
definition 4: to write or modify programs for computers, usually with advanced skill and for pleasure.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rough cut made by hacking, or the act of making such a cut.
chop, gash, notch
similar words:
cut, nick, prostitute, score, slash
definition 2: a short, dry cough.
similar words:
bark, cough
definition 3: a creatively improvised or uniquely clever method of solving a problem.
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