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Verb
To cut with rough or heavy blows
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“We all threw blankets over him, and he had to hack off this charred mass with a Swiss Army Knife.”
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To deal with (something) effectively or skillfully
“He knows it will be hard to assert himself but he figures he can hack it for six months.”
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To endure or put up with
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“I'm not sure I can hack his terrible jokes for much longer.”
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To cough noisily
“Arthur Poe began to hack intermittently as he delivered the bad news to Klaus and Violet.”
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To gain access into, or data from, a (computer) system without authorization
“The laptops were turned off and it would take too long to hack their passwords.”
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To survive or deal with a challenging or difficult situation or period successfully
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To cut or prune off, typically the top or extreme part of something
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To manipulate (a situation), typically in a way that is unfair or unscrupulous
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To split or sever something with, or as if with, a sharp instrument
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To make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
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To be successful at a given task
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To hit or attack (someone) very violently
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To irritate or annoy
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To knock or cut pieces off (a hard material)
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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To circumvent something that is tricky to handle or is an obstacle
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To devote effort to something
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To derive or duplicate the design, technical specifications, manufacturing methods
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To carry out a task, especially one that requires a degree of ability or skill
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To kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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A hard strike, or an attempt at one
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“He caught a vicious hack across his temple and stars exploded across his field of vision.”
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A gouge or notch made by a hacking blow
“We noticed a small hack made in the bark of the tree by a previous wanderer.”
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A noisy cough
“For weeks, I had a dreadful cough that made my smoker's hack seem like I was just clearing my throat.”
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A person who lacks skill or experience in a given field
“While I'm still mostly a clueless hack, there are a few things I learned along the way that I think founders and proto-founders reading this blog might find useful.”
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A person who is incompetent in a given field
“He's nothing more than a hack who has no business being in this industry.”
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A writer or journalist, mostly producing dull, unoriginal work
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“The literary hack just continues to produce popular pot boilers for the masses.”
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A person who does dull routine work
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“It is apparent that he has become a hack in the service of a candidate for the highest office in the land.”
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An inferior or worn-out horse, used for ordinary riding
“The horse was sent off on loan to someone to use as a hack.”
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(North American) A taxi
“You're going to have to take me or I'll turn you in and you'll lose your hack license.”
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(computing) Software designed to operate in a malicious, undesirable manner
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A makeshift means of circumventing an obstacle or hindrance
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A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem
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A cylindrical wooden or metal object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects
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Malicious intrusion or disruption utilizing hacking techniques or malware
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A two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, once used as a vehicle for hire
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A person who drives or pilots a vehicle
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A pile of objects, typically arranged one on top of another
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A weapon for stabbing, typically improvised
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A person that is employed for work or labor
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An implement with a blade used for pruning or cutting, or as a weapon
Adjective
Repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
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“I want Forrest's story, hot off the griddle while he is still hot in men's minds, but not a hack story.”
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Amateurish, or lacking in competence or skill
“William Holden plays a hack scriptwriter down on his luck, and his purple prose gives the film its biting tone.”
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Characterized by a low level of excellence
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