HyperDic: hack

English > 16 senses of the word hack:
NOUNperson hack, drudge, hackerone who works hard at boring tasks
person hack, machine politician, ward-heeler, political hacka politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
person hack, hack writer, literary hacka mediocre and disdained writer
artifacthacka tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
artifacthack, cab, taxi, taxicaba car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
animalhack, jade, nag, plugan old or over-worked horse
animalhacka horse kept for hire
animalhacka saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
VERBcontacthack, chopcut with a hacking tool
socialhack, cutbe able to manage or manage successfully
contacthackcut away
competitionhackkick on the arms
competitionhackkick on the shins
changehack, hack onfix a computer program piecemeal until it works
changehack, cut upsignificantly cut up a manuscript
bodyhack, whoopcough spasmodically
hack > pronunciation
Soundshhae'k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne who works hard at boring tasks.
Synonymsdrudge, hacker
Narrowerplodder, sloggersomeone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
Broaderunskilled personA person who lacks technical training
Spanishmachaca
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends.
Synonymsmachine politician, ward-heeler, political hack
Broaderpolitician, politico, pol, political leaderA person active in party politics
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA mediocre and disdained writer.
Synonymshack writer, literary hack
Member ofGrub StreetThe world of literary hacks
Broaderwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Spanishescritor a sueldo
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil.
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verbshackcut away
hackcut with a hacking tool
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money.
Synonymscab, taxi, taxicab
Member offleetgroup of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
Narrowergypsy cabA taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls
minicabA minicar used as a taxicab
Broadercar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Spanishtaxímetro, taxi
Catalantaxi
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningAn old or over-worked horse.
Synonymsjade, nag, plug
Broaderhorse, Equus caballussolid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Spanishjaco, jamelgo, penco, rocinante, rocín
Catalanrossí
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningA horse kept for hire.
Broaderhorse, Equus caballussolid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
English > hack: 16 senses > noun 8, animal
MeaningA saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc..
Broadersaddle horse, riding horse, mountA lightweight horse kept for riding only
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut with a hacking tool.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs hack the vegetables
Synonymchop
Entailed bypick, break upattack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
Narroweraxe, axchop or split with an ax
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishcortar, despedazar, picar, rajar, tajar, trocear
Catalanestellar, picar, picolar, tallar
Nounshacka tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBe able to manage or manage successfully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I can't hack it anymore"
Synonymcut
Broadercope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manageCome to terms with
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcut away.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"he hacked his way through the forest"
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishcortar, dar tajos, despejar
Nounshacka tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningKick on the arms.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Categorybasketball, basketball game, hoopsA game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players
Broaderfoulcommit a foul
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 5, competition
MeaningKick on the shins.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Categoryrugby, rugby football, ruggerA form of football played with an oval ball
Broaderfoulcommit a foul
Spanishpatear las espinillas
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningFix a computer program piecemeal until it works.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
Synonymhack on
Broaderprogram, programmeWrite a computer program
Catalanpiratejar
Nounshackera programmer for whom computing is its own reward
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningsignificantly cut up a manuscript.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey won't hack the story
Synonymcut up
Broaderedit, redactPrepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
Spanishdar el hacha, tajar
Catalantallar
English > hack: 16 senses > verb 8, body
Meaningcough spasmodically.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
Synonymwhoop
Broadercoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
Spanishtos convulsiva

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