- (obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pick.
- A dry cough.
- (slang) A taxicab (hackney carriage) driver.
- (obsolete) An ordinary horse, especially an old, tired one.
- A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for the use in hackeysack.
- (pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
- (pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
- (pejorative) An untalented writer.
- Dason is nothing but a two-bit .
- (slang) A person incapable of completing a simple task. This person could be also referred to as someone who "sucks at life" (slightly derogatory)
- (computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
- (context, computing, slang) An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network. (Actually called a "crack" in computer parlance).
- (computing) A small code change meant to patch a problem as quickly as possible.
- (computing) An expedient, temporary solution, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date.
- (slang) Time check (military usage).
- (curling) The foothold device from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
- (rfv-sense) (slang) A prison guard.
- (politics) A political agitator. (slightly derogatory)
- To cough noisily.
- This cold is awful. I can't stop hacking.
- To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
- They hacked the brush down and made their way through the jungle.
- To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
- Can you it out here with no electricity or running water?
- To play hackeysack.
- To accomplish a difficult programming task.
- He can like no one else and make the program work as expected.
- To work with on an intimately technical level.
- I'm currently hacking distributed garbage collection.
- To make a quick code change to patch a computer program.
- I hacked in a fix for this bug, but we'll still have to do a real fix later..
- (sport) To be effective at a certain position or role within a sports game without being particularly graceful or with class.
- Their Defender is such a 'hack', but he gets the job done
- (slang) To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to a computer system (e.g. website) or network by manipulating code; a "crack" in computer parlance.
- (literary) Having or requiring little talent.
- He's nothing but the typical writer.
- I got by on work for years before I finally published my novel.
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