Associations to the word «Hack»


HACK, verb. (transitive) To chop or cut down in a rough manner. [circa 12th c.]
HACK, verb. (intransitive) To cough noisily. [19th c.]
HACK, verb. To withstand or put up with a difficult situation. [ 20th c.]
HACK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (computing) To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to (a computer system, e.g., a website, or network) by manipulating code; to crack.
HACK, verb. (transitive) (slang) (computing) By extension, to gain unauthorised access to a computer or online account belonging to (a person or organisation).
HACK, verb. (computing) To accomplish a difficult programming task.
HACK, verb. (computing) To make a quick code change to patch a computer program, often one that, while being effective, is inelegant or makes the program harder to maintain.
HACK, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) (by extension) To apply a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to something to increase productivity, efficiency or ease.
HACK, verb. (computing) (slang) (transitive) To work with on an intimately technical level.
HACK, verb. (ice hockey) To strike an opponent's leg with one's hockey stick.
HACK, verb. (ice hockey) To make a flailing attempt to hit the puck with a hockey stick.
HACK, verb. (baseball) To swing at a pitched ball.
HACK, verb. (football) To kick (a player) on the shins.
HACK, verb. To strike in a frantic movement.
HACK, noun. A tool for chopping. [14th c.]
HACK, noun. A hacking blow. [19th c.]
HACK, noun. A gouge or notch made by such a blow.
HACK, noun. A dry cough.
HACK, noun. A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
HACK, noun. (figuratively) A try, an attempt. [19th c.]
HACK, noun. (curling) The foothold traditionally cut into the ice from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
HACK, noun. (obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pick.
HACK, noun. (computing) (slang) An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network.
HACK, noun. (computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
HACK, noun. (computing) A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible.
HACK, noun. (computing) An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date.
HACK, noun. (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity, efficiency or ease.
HACK, noun. (slang) (military) Time check.
HACK, noun. (baseball) A swing of the bat at a pitched ball by the batter.
HACK, noun. A kick on the shins in football.
HACK, noun. (falconry) A board which the falcon's food is placed on; used by extension for the state of partial freedom in which they are kept before being trained.
HACK, noun. A food-rack for cattle.
HACK, noun. A rack used to dry something, such as bricks, fish, or cheese.
HACK, noun. A grating in a mill race.
HACK, verb. To lay (bricks) on a rack to dry.
HACK, verb. (falconry) To keep (young hawks) in a state of partial freedom, before they are trained.
HACK, noun. (obsolete) An ordinary saddle horse, especially one which has been let out for hire and is old and tired. [from the 14th c.]
HACK, noun. A person, often a journalist, hired to do routine work. (newspaper hack) [from the 17th c.]
HACK, noun. (pejorative) Someone who is available for hire; hireling, mercenary.
HACK, noun. (slang) A taxicab (hackney cab) driver.
HACK, noun. A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
HACK, noun. (pejorative) An untalented writer.
HACK, noun. (pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
HACK, noun. (pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
HACK, noun. (politics) A political agitator. (slightly derogatory)
HACK, noun. (obsolete) A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
HACK, noun. (obsolete) A procuress.
HACK, verb. (dated) To make common or cliched; to vulgarise.
HACK, verb. To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.).
HACK, verb. (obsolete) To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.
HACK, verb. (obsolete) To live the life of a drudge or hack.
HACK, verb. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
HACK, verb. To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
HACK, noun. A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for use in hackeysack.
HACK, verb. To play hackeysack.
HACK IT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see hack,‎ it.
HACK IT, verb. (idiomatic) To cope with, to be successful in.
HACK JOB, noun. The completion of a task in the quickest possible time at the expense of quality or attention to detail.
HACK OFF, verb. (transitive) To remove by hacking; to cut off
HACK OFF, verb. (transitive) To annoy
HACK SAW, noun. Alternative spelling of hacksaw
HACK SAWS, noun. Plural of hack saw
HACK SQUAT, noun. (weightlifting) An exercise performed on a machine by using the legs to move weight resting on the shoulders, thereby moving the weight as the legs are straightened and the feet remain stationary.
HACK SQUATS, noun. Plural of hack squat

Dictionary definition

HACK, noun. One who works hard at boring tasks.
HACK, noun. A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends.
HACK, noun. A mediocre and disdained writer.
HACK, noun. A tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil.
HACK, noun. A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money.
HACK, noun. An old or over-worked horse.
HACK, noun. A horse kept for hire.
HACK, noun. A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc..
HACK, verb. Cut with a hacking tool.
HACK, verb. Be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office".
HACK, verb. Cut away; "he hacked his way through the forest".
HACK, verb. Kick on the arms.
HACK, verb. Kick on the shins.
HACK, verb. Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best".
HACK, verb. Significantly cut up a manuscript.
HACK, verb. Cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day".

Wise words

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Kahlil Gibran