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Idioms for hack

    hack it, Slang. to handle or cope with a situation or an assignment adequately and calmly: The new recruit just can't hack it.

Origin of hack

1
1150–1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces; cognate with Dutch hakken, German hacken

synonym study for hack

1. mangle, haggle.

synonym study for hack

1. See cut.

Definition for hacked (2 of 3)

Origin of hack

2
First recorded in 1680–90; short for hackney

Definition for hacked (3 of 3)

hack3
[ hak ]
/ hæk /

noun

a rack for drying food, as fish.
a rack for holding fodder for livestock.
a low pile of unburnt bricks in the course of drying.

verb (used with object)

to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding.
Falconry. to train (a young hawk) by letting it fly freely and feeding it at a hack board or a hack house.

Origin of hack

3
First recorded in 1565–75; variant of hatch2
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Example sentences from the Web for hacked

British Dictionary definitions for hacked (1 of 3)

hack1
/ (hæk) /

verb

noun

See also hack off

Word Origin for hack

Old English haccian; related to Old Frisian hackia, Middle High German hacken

British Dictionary definitions for hacked (2 of 3)

hack2
/ (hæk) /

noun

verb

adjective

(prenominal) banal, mediocre, or unoriginalhack writing

Word Origin for hack

C17: short for hackney

British Dictionary definitions for hacked (3 of 3)

hack3
/ (hæk) /

noun

a rack used for fodder for livestock
a board on which meat is placed for a hawk
a pile or row of unfired bricks stacked to dry

verb (tr)

to place (fodder) in a hack
to place (bricks) in a hack

Word Origin for hack

C16: variant of hatch ²
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