Hacking



[hak-ing] /ˈhæk ɪŋ/

noun
1.
replacement of a single course of stonework by two or more lower courses.
[hak] /hæk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down):
to hack meat; to hack down trees.
2.
to break up the surface of (the ground).
3.
to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, brush, or the like:
They hacked a trail through the jungle.
4.
to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment; mutilate; mangle:
The editor hacked the story to bits.
5.
to reduce or cut ruthlessly; trim:
The Senate hacked the budget severely before returning it to the House.
6.
Slang. to deal or cope with; handle:
He can’t hack all this commuting.
7.
Computers.

8.
Informal. to make use of a tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing (something): to hack a classic recipe;
to hack your weekend with healthy habits.
9.
Basketball. to strike the arm of (an opposing ball handler):
He got a penalty for hacking the shooter.
10.
British. to kick or kick at the shins of (an opposing player) in Rugby football.
11.
South Midland and Southern U.S. to embarrass, annoy, or disconcert.
verb (used without object)
12.
to make rough cuts or notches; deal cutting blows.
13.
to cough harshly, usually in short and repeated spasms.
14.
Computers.

15.
Tennis.

16.
British. to kick or kick at an opponent’s shins in Rugby football.
noun
17.
a cut, gash, or notch.
18.
a tool, as an ax, hoe, or pick, for hacking.
19.
an act or instance of hacking; a cutting blow.
20.
a short, rasping dry cough.
21.
a hesitation in speech.
22.
Computers.

23.
Informal. a tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing something: hacks for holiday entertaining;
parenting hacks.
24.
Curling. an indentation made in the ice at the foot score, for supporting the foot in delivering the stone.
25.
British. a gash in the skin produced by a kick, as in Rugby football.
Verb phrases
26.
hack around, Slang. to pass the time idly; indulge in idle talk.
27.
hack into, Computers. to break into (a network, computer, file, etc.), usually with malicious intent:
Students tried to hack into their school server to change their grades.
Idioms
28.
hack it, Slang. to handle or cope with a situation or an assignment adequately and calmly:
The new recruit just can’t hack it.
[hak] /hæk/
noun
1.
a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work; one who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts:
As a painter, he was little more than a hack.
2.
a professional who renounces or surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward in the performance of a task normally thought of as involving a strong personal commitment:
a political hack.
3.
a writer who works on the staff of a publisher at a dull or routine task; someone who works as a literary drudge:
He was one among the many hacks on Grub Street.
Synonyms: scribbler.
4.
British.

5.
an old or worn-out horse; jade.
6.
a coach or carriage kept for hire; hackney.
7.
Informal.

8.
Slang. a prison guard.
verb (used with object)
9.
to make a hack of; let out for hire.
Synonyms: lease, rent.
10.
to make trite or stale by frequent use; hackney.
verb (used without object)
11.
Informal. to drive a taxi.
12.
to ride or drive on the road at an ordinary pace, as distinguished from cross-country riding or racing.
13.
British. to rent a horse, especially by the hour.
adjective
14.
hired as a hack; of a hired sort:
a hack writer; hack work.
15.
; trite; banal:
hack writing.
[hak] /hæk/
noun
1.
a rack for drying food, as fish.
2.
a rack for holding fodder for livestock.
3.
a low pile of unburnt bricks in the course of drying.
verb (used with object)
4.
to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding.
5.
Falconry. to train (a young hawk) by letting it fly freely and feeding it at a or a .
Idioms
6.
at hack, Falconry. (of a young hawk) being trained to fly freely but to return to a hack house or hack board for food rather than to pursue quarry.
/ˈhækɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a cough) harsh, dry, and spasmodic
/hæk/
verb
1.
when intr, usually foll by at or away. to cut or chop (at) irregularly, roughly, or violently
2.
to cut and clear (a way, path, etc), as through undergrowth
3.
(in sport, esp rugby) to foul (an opposing player) by kicking or striking his shins
4.
(basketball) to commit the foul of striking (an opposing player) on the arm
5.
(intransitive) to cough in short dry spasmodic bursts
6.
(transitive) to reduce or cut (a story, article, etc) in a damaging way
7.
to manipulate a computer program skilfully, esp, to gain unauthorized access to another computer system
8.
(transitive) (slang) to tolerate; cope with: I joined the army but I couldn’t hack it
9.
hack to bits, to damage severely: his reputation was hacked to bits
noun
10.
a cut, chop, notch, or gash, esp as made by a knife or axe
11.
any tool used for shallow digging, such as a mattock or pick
12.
a chopping blow
13.
a dry spasmodic cough
14.
a kick on the shins, as in rugby
15.
a wound from a sharp kick
/hæk/
noun
1.
a horse kept for riding or (more rarely) for driving
2.
an old, ill-bred, or overworked horse
3.
a horse kept for hire
4.
(Brit) a country ride on horseback
5.
a drudge
6.
a person who produces mediocre literary or journalistic work
7.
(US) Also called hackney. a coach or carriage that is for hire
8.
(US, informal) Also called hackie

verb
9.
(Brit) to ride (a horse) cross-country for pleasure
10.
(transitive) to let (a horse) out for hire
11.
(transitive) (informal) to write (an article) as or in the manner of a hack
12.
(intransitive) (US, informal) to drive a taxi
adjective
13.
(prenominal) banal, mediocre, or unoriginal: hack writing
/hæk/
noun
1.
a rack used for fodder for livestock
2.
a board on which meat is placed for a hawk
3.
a pile or row of unfired bricks stacked to dry
verb (transitive)
4.
to place (fodder) in a hack
5.
to place (bricks) in a hack
v.

“to cut roughly, cut with chopping blows,” c.1200, from verb found in stem of Old English tohaccian “hack to pieces,” from West Germanic *hakkon (cf. Old Frisian hackia “to chop or hack,” Dutch hakken, Old High German hacchon, German hacken), from PIE *keg- “hook, tooth.” Perhaps influenced by Old Norse höggva “to hack, hew” (cf. hacksaw). Slang sense of “cope with” (such as in can’t hack it) is first recorded in American English 1955, with a sense of “get through by some effort,” as a jungle (cf. phrase hack after “keep working away at” attested from late 14c.). Related: Hacked; hacking.

“illegally enter a computer system,” by 1984; apparently a back-formation from hacker. Related: Hacked; hacking. Earlier verb senses were “to make commonplace” (1745), “make common by everyday use” (1590s), “use (a horse) for ordinary riding” (1560s), all from hack (n.2).

“to cough with a short, dry cough,” 1802, perhaps from hack (v.1) on the notion of being done with difficulty, or else imitative.
n.

“tool for chopping,” early 14c., from hack (v.1); cf. Danish hakke “mattock,” German Hacke “pickax, hatchet, hoe.” Meaning “an act of cutting” is from 1836; figurative sense of “a try, an attempt” is first attested 1898.

“person hired to do routine work,” c.1700, ultimately short for hackney “an ordinary horse” (c.1300), probably from place name Hackney, Middlesex (q.v.). Apparently nags were raised on the pastureland there in early medieval times. Extended sense of “horse for hire” (late 14c.) led naturally to “broken-down nag,” and also “prostitute” (1570s) and “drudge” (1540s). Sense of “carriage for hire” (1704) led to modern slang for “taxicab.” As an adjective, 1734, from the noun. Hack writer is first recorded 1826, though hackney writer is at least 50 years earlier. Hack-work is recorded from 1851.

noun

verb

To drive a taxi or bus: I worked in an office for years. Then I took to ”hacking” (1931+)

[ultimately fr hackney, ”horse,” fr Hackney, a village incorporated into London, fr Old English ”Haca’s island” or ”hook island”; presumably the horses were associated with the place]

noun

verb

[nearly all senses ultimately fr hack, ”cut, chop”; black and prison senses fr identification of prison guards with white persons in the pattern identical with that of the man; prison guards perhaps so called because they sometimes beat prisoners]

verb

To gain unauthorized access to a computer system: hack into my site (1985+)

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