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English noun: hack

1. hack (person) one who works hard at boring tasks


Synonymsdrudge, hacker


Broader (hypernym)unskilled person


Narrower (hyponym)plodder, slogger

2. hack (person) a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends


Synonymsmachine politician, political hack, ward-heeler


Broader (hypernym)pol, political leader, politician, politico

3. hack (person) a mediocre and disdained writer


Synonymshack writer, literary hack


Broader (hypernym)author, writer


Member meronymGrub Street

4. hack (artifact) a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil


Broader (hypernym)tool

5. hack (artifact) a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money


Synonymscab, taxi, taxicab


Broader (hypernym)auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar


Narrower (hyponym)gypsy cab, minicab


Member meronymfleet

6. hack (animal) an old or over-worked horse


Synonymsjade, nag, plug


Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse

7. hack (animal) a horse kept for hire


Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse

8. hack (animal) a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.


Broader (hypernym)mount, riding horse, saddle horse


English verb: hack

1. hack (contact) cut with a hacking tool


ExamplesThe chefs hack the vegetables


Synonymschop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)ax, axe

2. hack (social) be able to manage or manage successfully


SamplesI can't hack it anymore.
She could not cut the long days in the office.


Synonymscut


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

3. hack (contact) cut away


SamplesHe hacked his way through the forest.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. hack (competition) kick on the arms


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)foul


Domain categorybasketball, basketball game, hoops

5. hack (competition) kick on the shins


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)foul


Domain categoryrugby, rugby football, rugger

6. hack (change) fix a computer program piecemeal until it works


SamplesI'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best.


Synonymshack on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)program, programme

7. hack (change) significantly cut up a manuscript


ExamplesThey won't hack the story


Synonymscut up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)edit, redact

8. hack (body) cough spasmodically


SamplesThe patient with emphysema is hacking all day.


Synonymswhoop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cough









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