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Definition 1: a horse kept for hire - [noun denoting animal]

(hack is a kind of ...) solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Definition 2: an old or over-worked horse - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Definition 3: a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc. - [noun denoting animal]

(hack is a kind of ...) a lightweight horse kept for riding only

Definition 4: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

(... is a kind of hack ) a taxicab that cruises for customers although it is licensed only to respond to calls

(... is a kind of hack ) a minicar used as a taxicab

(... is a member of hack) group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

Definition 5: a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil - [noun denoting artifact]

(hack is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Definition 6: one who works hard at boring tasks - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) a person who lacks technical training

(... is a kind of hack ) someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours

Definition 7: a mediocre and disdained writer - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

(... is a member of hack) the world of literary hacks

Definition 8: a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) a person active in party politics

Definition 9: cough spasmodically - [verb of body]

Samples where hack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The patient with emphysema is hacking all day

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

"The smoker coughs all day"

Definition 10: significantly cut up a manuscript - [verb of change]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

"Edit a book on lexical semantics" "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

Definition 11: fix a computer program piecemeal until it works - [verb of change]

Samples where hack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) write a computer program

Definition 12: kick on the shins - [verb of competition]

(hack is a kind of ...) commit a foul; break the rules

(hack belongs to category ...) a form of football played with an oval ball

Definition 13: kick on the arms - [verb of competition]

(hack is a kind of ...) commit a foul; break the rules

(hack belongs to category ...) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

Definition 14: cut away - [verb of contact]

Samples where hack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hacked his way through the forest

(hack is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 15: cut with a hacking tool - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of hack ) chop or split with an ax

"axe wood"

Samples where hack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hack in the sense of this definition

(hack is a kind of ...) succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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