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Synonyms for hack

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. hack, drudge, hackernoun

    one who works hard at boring tasks

    nag, navvy, ward-heeler, galley slave, taxi, plug, literary hack, peon, cyberpunk, political hack, machine politician, cyber-terrorist, taxicab, hacker, cab, hack writer, drudge, jade

  2. machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hacknoun

    a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

    literary hack, taxi, machine politician, drudge, ward-heeler, hack writer, hacker, cab, jade, political hack, taxicab, plug, nag

  3. hack, hack writer, literary hacknoun

    a mediocre and disdained writer

    literary hack, taxi, drudge, cab, ward-heeler, hack writer, hacker, jade, political hack, taxicab, plug, nag, machine politician

  4. hacknoun

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

    literary hack, taxi, drudge, cab, ward-heeler, hack writer, hacker, jade, political hack, taxicab, plug, nag, machine politician

  5. cab, hack, taxi, taxicabnoun

    a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

    literary hack, drudge, jade, taxi, machine politician, hack writer, hacker, cab, cabriolet, political hack, taxicab, ward-heeler, plug, nag

  6. hack, jade, nag, plugnoun

    an old or over-worked horse

    common scold, quid, ballyhoo, hype, fornicatress, trollop, machine politician, drudge, jadestone, fire hydrant, political hack, slut, taxicab, loose woman, adulteress, nagger, spark plug, cab, male plug, jade green, ward-heeler, stopple, hacker, plug, jade, literary hack, fireplug, hack writer, strumpet, scolder, hussy, taxi, stopper, scold, sparking plug, wad, chaw, chew, cud, nag, hoopla

  7. hacknoun

    a horse kept for hire

    literary hack, taxi, drudge, cab, ward-heeler, hack writer, hacker, jade, political hack, taxicab, plug, nag, machine politician

  8. hackverb

    a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

    literary hack, taxi, drudge, cab, ward-heeler, hack writer, hacker, jade, political hack, taxicab, plug, nag, machine politician

  9. chop, hackverb

    cut with a hacking tool

    cut up, cut, whoop, chop up, hack on, chop

  10. hack, cutverb

    be able to manage or manage successfully

    "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"

    foreshorten, veer, bring down, snub, turn off, burn, rationalize, trim down, write out, prune, edit, cut, whoop, cut up, slue, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, edit out, hack on, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, make out, contract, rationalise, cut off, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, slew, geld, chop, tailor, turn out, disregard, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, thin

  11. hackverb

    cut away

    "he hacked his way through the forest"

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  12. hackverb

    kick on the arms

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  13. hackverb

    kick on the shins

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  14. hack, hack onverb

    fix a computer program piecemeal until it works

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

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  15. hack, cut upverb

    significantly cut up a manuscript

    cut, compartmentalize, chop, cut up, compartmentalise, hack on, mutilate, whoop, carve, mangle

  16. hack, whoopverb

    cough spasmodically

    "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hackverb

    cut (clumsily), hew, chop, mangle, hackle

  2. hacknoun

    notch, cut

  3. hacknoun

    hired horse, worn-out horse

  4. hacknoun

    drudge, over-worked man

  5. hacknoun


  6. hackadjective

    hired, mercenary, hireling, hackney

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "hack":

    pirate, charlatan, hacking, quack, piracy

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How to use hack in a sentence?

  1. James Scott:

    The most successful attacks by more sophisticated hackers tend to be strategically “indirect”. Why risk attacking Target directly and getting caught. Just hack the HVAC contractor and use their access to Target’s network

  2. Jake Braun:

    Unfortunately, Las Vegas's so easy to hack the websites that report election results that Def Con organizers couldn't do Las Vegas in this room because [ adult hackers ] would find Las Vegas boring.

  3. Seth Rosenblatt:

    Public Wi-Fi is fraught with security problems. Commonly named networks, like ATT or Starbucks Wi-Fi, are very easily spoofed to capture your logins, security on public Wi-Fi is generally low,so even if it is a legitimate network, it’s often easier to hack into than private Wi-Fi.

  4. Amit Ashbel:

    Once they manage a large hack they will always save something for a rainy day, the fact that these are now being sold online indicates to me more than anything else that the hacker needs cash and now is the time to pop out that old stash and sell to the highest bidder.

  5. Chris Wysopal:

    I’ve never seen a hack that affected children as much as this one, this is sort of the Ashley Madison for children. People unwittingly trusting their personal information in a company that wasn’t equipped to handle it.

Translations for hack

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  • الاختراقArabic
  • hackenGerman
  • άμαξα προς μίσθωσηGreek
  • hakiEsperanto
  • cortar, hackear, taxista, jacaSpanish
  • هک کردن, نفوذ کردنPersian
  • selvitä, pärjätä, tietomurtoyritys, hakkerointiyritys, köhiä, pätsi, hakkeroida, köhä, footbag, taksikuski, hakki, kaakki, koniFinnish
  • tousserFrench
  • किराये काHindi
  • հակերArmenian
  • hachar, taxiInterlingua
  • retasIndonesian
  • riprogrammare, rattoppo, sbrogliare, pirateria informatica, aprirsi un varco, accedere illegalmente, rimodulare, penetrare abusivamente, toppa, accorgimento, introdursi illegamente, espediente, rattoppare, farcela, tosse secca, ricodificare, tossire, rimedio, riconfigurareItalian
  • ハックJapanese
  • hackLatin
  • касапи, парчосува, хакува, хакирање, хакира, хакување, цепи, бувтаMacedonian
  • menggodamMalay
  • kuchen, knol, hakken, kuch, taxichauffeur, taxichauffeuseDutch
  • hackNorwegian
  • hakowaćPolish
  • hackear, tosse secaPortuguese
  • взломать, сухой кашельRussian
  • hacka, klara sig, stå utSwedish
  • สับThai
  • hackVietnamese
  • cöpilön, cöpilodVolapük
  • Chinese

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