2 a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends [syn: machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack]
4 a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil
5 a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: cab, taxi, taxicab]
7 a horse kept for hire
8 a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
1 cut with a hacking tool [syn: chop]
2 informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: cut]
3 cut away; "he hacked with way through the forest"
4 kick on the arms
5 kick on the shins
6 fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best" [syn: hack on]
7 significantly cut up a manuscript [syn: cut up]
8 cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day" [syn: whoop]
- Rhymes with: -æk
- To cough noisily.
- This cold is awful. I can't stop hacking.
- To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
- They hacked the brush down and made their way through the jungle.
- To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
- Can you hack it out here with no electricity or running water?
- To play hackeysack.
- To accomplish a difficult programming task.
- He can hack like no one else and make the program work as expected.
- To work with on an intimately technical level.
- I'm currently hacking distributed garbage collection.
- To make a quick code change to patch a computer program.
- I hacked in a fix for this bug, but we'll still have to do a real fix later..
- To be effective at a certain position or role within a sports
game without being particularly graceful or with class.
- Their Defender is such a 'hack', but he gets the job done
- To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to a computer system (e.g. website) or network by manipulating code; a "crack" in computer parlance.
to cough noisily
- Dutch: kuchen
- Finnish: köhiä
to chop or cut down in a rough manner
to play hackeysack
to accomplish a difficult programming task
to work with on an intimately technical level
to make a quick code change to patch a computer program
- Finnish: pätsätä (slang)
to be effective in a sports game without being particularly graceful
to gain illegal access to a computer network
- Finnish: hakkeroida
- A mattock or a miner's pick.
- A dry cough.
- A taxicab (hackney carriage) driver.
- An ordinary horse, especially an old, tired one.
- A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for the use in hackeysack.
- One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
- A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
- An untalented writer.
- Dason is nothing but a two-bit hack.
- A person incapable of completing a simple task. This person could be also referred to as someone who "sucks at life" (slightly derogatory)
- An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
- In the context of "computing|slang": An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network. (Actually called a "crack" in computer parlance).
- A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible.
- An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date.
- Time check (military usage).
- The foothold device from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
- A political agitator. (slightly derogatory)
- Finnish: hakku
- Dutch: kuch
- Finnish: köhä
ordinary horse, especially an old, tired one
- Finnish: koni, kaakki
small ball for hackeysack
- Finnish: footbag
- Spanish: jaca
one who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work
person incapable of completing a simple task
interesting technical achievement
illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network
- Finnish; hakkerointiyritys, tietomurtoyritys
small code change
- Finnish: pätsi
expedient, temporary solution
- Finnish: pätsi
foothold device in curling
- Finnish: hakki
- Having or requiring little talent.
- He's nothing but the typical hack writer.
- I got by on hack work for years before I finally published my novel.
- He's nothing but the typical hack writer.
Hack may refer to:
- Hack (technology), a term used in the technology and computer science fields
- Hack (masonry), a row of stacked unfired bricks protected from the rain
- Hack writer, a writer who is paid to write low-quality, quickly put-together articles or books
- Hack and slash, a genre of video game or a type of gameplay
- Life hack, productivity techniques used by programmers
- Roof and tunnel hacking, unauthorized exploration of roof and utility tunnel spaces
- What the Hack, a hacker conference held in Liempde, The Netherlands
- .hack, a Japanese multimedia franchise
- Hack Circle, an amphitheatre in Christchurch, New Zealand referred to as "Hack"
- ROM hacking, the process of modifying a video game's program image
- Show hack, a type of show horse
- MIT hack, a clever, benign, and ethical prank or practical joke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In mass media:
- Hack (TV series), a CBS television series
- Hack (video game), a roguelike computer game using ASCII graphics
- Hack (album), a 1990 album by Information Society
- Hack (radio program), a current affairs program on Australian radio network Triple J
- Hacks (film), a 1997 film starring Stephen Rea
- Hack! (film), a 2007 film starring Danica McKellar
Hack may also be:
- A comedian who engages in joke thievery
- Casual riding or equestrianism, or a common, ordinary horse used for such purposes
- A goal in a game of Hacky Sack, or the footbag circle kick game
- American slang for a cab driver or a taxi
- A piece of equipment used for traction in the sport of curling
- A position in curling called "in the hacks"
- A slang term for a caboose
- Slang for coughing
- Slang among percussionists for random play of a percussion instrument, usually on a practice pad
hack in German: Hack (Begriffsklärung)
hack in Spanish: Hack
hack in Italian: Hack
hack in Dutch: Hack
hack in Japanese: ハック
hack in Portuguese: Hacking
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