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Dictionary definition for: Hack

1. (n) one who works hard at boring tasks

2. (v) cut with a hacking tool

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

4. (v) informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can''t hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

5. (n) a mediocre and disdained writer

6. (v) cut away; "he hacked with way through the forest"

7. (n) a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil

8. (v) kick on the arms

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

10. (v) kick on the shins

11. (n) an old or over-worked horse

12. (v) fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I''m not very good at hacking but I''ll give it my best"

13. (n) a horse kept for hire

14. (v) significantly cut up a manuscript

15. (n) a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

16. (v) cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

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