Definitions for hackhæk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever with irregular, often heavy blows (often fol. by up or down):
to hack down trees.
to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, or other growth.
to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment, as a piece of writing.
to reduce or cut ruthlessly; trim:
to hack a budget severely.
Slang. to deal or cope with; handle; tolerate:
I can't hack all this commuting.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.i.)to make rough cuts or notches.
to cough harshly, usu. in short and repeated spasms.
(n.)a cut, gash, or notch.
a tool for hacking, as an ax or pick.
Category: Building Trades
an act or instance of hacking; a cutting blow.
a short, rasping dry cough.
Idioms for hack:
hack it,Slang. to cope successfully with something.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
Origin of hack:
1150–1200; ME hacken; cf. OE tōhaccian to hack to pieces, c. MLG, MD, MHG hacken
a person, esp. a professional, who surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward:
a political hack.
a writer whose services are for hire.
a person who produces banal or mediocre work or who works at a dull or routine task.
a horse kept for common hire or adapted for general work, esp. ordinary riding.
a saddle horse.
an old or worn-out horse; jade.
a coach or carriage kept for hire; hackney.
a taxicab. a cabdriver.
(v.t.)to make a hack of; let out for hire.
to make trite or stale by frequent use; hackney.
(v.i.)to drive a taxi.
to ride or drive on the road at an ordinary pace.
(adj.)hired as a hack; of a hired sort:
a hack writer; hack work.
hackneyed; trite; banal:
Origin of hack:
1680–90; short for hackney
hack, drudge, hacker(noun)
one who works hard at boring tasks
machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hack(noun)
a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
hack, hack writer, literary hack(noun)
a mediocre and disdained writer
a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
cab, hack, taxi, taxicab(noun)
a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
hack, jade, nag, plug(noun)
an old or over-worked horse
a horse kept for hire
a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
cut with a hacking tool
be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
"he hacked his way through the forest"
kick on the arms
kick on the shins
hack, hack on(verb)
fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
hack, cut up(verb)
significantly cut up a manuscript
"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
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
unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying
to cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post
fig.: To mangle in speaking
to cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough
a notch; a cut
an implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone
a hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough
a kick on the shins
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
a coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach
a bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge
hackneyed; hired; mercenary
to use as a hack; to let out for hire
to use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace
to be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute
to live the life of a drudge or hack
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[very common] 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well. 2. n. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed. 3. vt. To bear emotionally or physically. “I can't hack this heat!” 4. vt. To work on something (typically a program). In an immediate sense: “What are you doing?” “I'm hacking TECO.” In a general (time-extended) sense: “What do you do around here?” “I hack TECO.” More generally, “I hack foo” is roughly equivalent to “foo is my major interest (or project)”. “I hack solid-state physics.” See Hacking X for Y. 5. vt. To pull a prank on. See sense 2 and hacker (sense 5). 6. vi. To interact with a computer in a playful and exploratory rather than goal-directed way. “Whatcha up to?” “Oh, just hacking.” 7. n. Short for hacker. 8. See nethack. 9. [MIT] v. To explore the basements, roof ledges, and steam tunnels of a large, institutional building, to the dismay of Physical Plant workers and (since this is usually performed at educational institutions) the Campus Police. This activity has been found to be eerily similar to playing adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Zork. See also vadding.Constructions on this term abound. They include happy hacking (a farewell), how's hacking? (a friendly greeting among hackers) and hack, hack (a fairly content-free but friendly comment, often used as a temporary farewell). For more on this totipotent term see The Meaning of Hack. See also neat hack, real hack.
Translations for hack
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a rough cut made in something
He marked the tree by making a few hacks on the trunk.
- cortePortuguese (BR)
- die EinkerbungGerman
- πελέκημα, εγκοπήGreek
- corte, tajo, machetazo (con machete), hachazo (hacha)Spanish
- بریدگی؛ شکافFarsi
- לַחתוֹך בְּגָסוּתHebrew
- zasjek, trag udarcaCroatian
- 마구 자르기Korean
- rantas, užkarpa, įpjovaLithuanian
- iecirtums; robsLatvian
- hak, inkepingDutch
- hakk, blink(merke), skårNorwegian
- بریدگی؛ شکافPersian
- zásek, zárezSlovak
- hack, hugg, skåraSwedish
- çentik, kertikTurkish
- 砍痕Chinese (Trad.)
- nhát chặtVietnamese
- 砍痕Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for hack »