Definitions of hack

  1. To emit a short, dry cough.
  2. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
  3. Fig.: To mangle in speaking.
  4. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
  5. To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
  6. To kick the shins of ( an opposing payer).
  7. To cut irregularly and into small pieces; injure by cutting; notch; let out for hire.
  8. To cut: to chop or mangle: to notch.
  9. To offer for hire: to use roughly.
  10. To chop; mangle.
  11. To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.
  12. To live the life of a drudge or hack.
  13. To ride or drive as one does with a hack horse; to ride at an ordinary pace, or over the roads, as distinguished from riding across country or in military fashion.
  14. To cough raspingly and repeatedly.
  15. informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; " I can't hack it anymore"; " she could not cut the long days in the office"
  16. kick on the shins; in rugby
  17. fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; " I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
  18. To cut irregularly and into small pieces; to notch; to mangle or chop.
  19. To let out on hire.
  20. To cut or chop with repeated strokes; to mangle; to notch; to cough in a short broken manner.
  21. one who works hard at boring tasks
  22. a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
  23. a mediocre and disdained writer
  24. a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
  25. A drudge (?).
  26. A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.
  27. Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.
  28. A notch; a cut.
  29. An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.
  30. A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
  31. A kick on the shins.
  32. A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.
  33. A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
  34. A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
  35. A procuress.
  36. A kick on the shins, or a cut from a kick.
  37. A hackney coach.
  38. A notch; hollow irregular cut; a horse, or a carriage, let out for hire; a literary drudge.
  39. A cut made by hacking.
  40. A hackney, esp. a poor and jaded one: any person overworked on hire: a literary drudge.
  41. A notch; horse hired; hackney- coach; drudge.
  42. A gash made by or as by a sharp instrument.
  43. A horse kept for hire; a horse worn out with hard work; a person employed in literary drudgery.
  44. A sort of frame; a rack.
  45. A horse kept for hire; a horse kept for all kinds of work, or for ordinary use; anything or person overworked on hire; a drudge; anything much used.
  46. A notch or cut made by the blow of an instrument.
  47. An instr. for catching fish; a bend in a stream; a rack for holding fodder.
  48. a tool ( as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil
  49. kick on the shins
  50. kick on the arms
  51. cut away; " he hacked with way through the forest"
  52. Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.
  53. Hackney, hired.
  54. Hackneyed; hired.
  55. Hired; much used or worn.