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Synonyms for hack

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hack, drudge, hacker(noun)

    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, hack(noun)

    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 hack(noun)

    a mediocre and disdained writer

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

  4. hack(noun)

    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, taxicab(noun)

    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, plug(noun)

    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. hack(noun)

    a horse kept for hire

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

  8. hack(verb)

    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, hack(verb)

    cut with a hacking tool

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

  10. hack, cut(verb)

    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. hack(verb)

    cut away

    "he hacked his way through the forest"

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  12. hack(verb)

    kick on the arms

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  13. hack(verb)

    kick on the shins

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  14. 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"

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

  15. hack, cut up(verb)

    significantly cut up a manuscript

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

  16. hack, whoop(verb)

    cough spasmodically

    "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

    cut up, whoop, cut, chop, hack on

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hack(v. a.)

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

  2. hack(n.)

    notch, cut

  3. hack(n.)

    hired horse, worn-out horse

  4. hack(n.)

    drudge, over-worked man

  5. hack(n.)


  6. hack(a.)

    hired, mercenary, hireling, hackney

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pirate, charlatan, hacking, quack, piracy

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How to use hack in a sentence?

  1. Fox News:

    Moy is a deeply irresponsible person. He is a political hack. Hes a self-described Democratic Party activist, he once circulated a chain letter denouncing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a race traitor.

  2. Darren Guccione:

    This hack or any other major hack will not cause the millennial generation to change their habits overnight, we're talking about changing the mindset of an entire generation that generally grew up to be very trusting with their digital information.

  3. John Harrison:

    I suspect flight crews have an ability to recover from a hack in a variety of ways, while computers do a tremendous amount of the flying in modern aviation, humans are still capable of controlling aircraft if the technology fails or is disrupted.

  4. Ruben Santamarta:

    These vulnerabilities allowed unauthenticated users to hack into the SATCOM equipment when it is accessible through WiFi or In-Flight entertainment networks.

  5. Piers Morgan:

    I've today been informed by CPS that no further action will be taken against me re Met Police phone hacking investigation, as I’ve said since the investigation began four years ago, I’ve never hacked a phone and nor have I ever told anybody to hack a phone.

Translations for hack

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  • hackenGerman
  • hakiEsperanto
  • cortar, hackear, taxista, jacaSpanish
  • هک کردن, نفوذ کردنPersian
  • hakkerointiyritys, kaakki, hakki, taksikuski, footbag, hakkeroida, pätsi, selvitä, pärjätä, tietomurtoyritys, köhiä, köhä, koniFinnish
  • tousserFrench
  • किराये काHindi
  • հակերArmenian
  • taxi, hacharInterlingua
  • rattoppo, riconfigurare, introdursi illegamente, rimedio, espediente, rattoppare, farcela, tosse secca, ricodificare, tossire, pirateria informatica, sbrogliare, aprirsi un varco, rimodulare, penetrare abusivamente, toppa, accorgimento, riprogrammare, accedere illegalmenteItalian
  • ハックJapanese
  • хакира, хакување, парчосува, цепи, бувта, хакува, касапи, хакирањеMacedonian
  • menggodamMalay
  • kuchen, taxichauffeuse, knol, kuch, hakken, taxichauffeurDutch
  • hackNorwegian
  • hakowaćPolish
  • tosse seca, hackearPortuguese
  • сухой кашель, взломатьRussian
  • hacka, klara sig, stå utSwedish
  • สับThai
  • hackVietnamese
  • cöpilön, cöpilodVolapük
  • Chinese

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