"hacks" in the noun sense
1. hack, drudge, hacker
one who works hard at boring tasks
2. machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hack
a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
3. hack, hack writer, literary hack
a mediocre and disdained writer
a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
5. cab, hack, taxi, taxicab
a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
6. hack, jade, nag, plug
an old or over-worked horse
a horse kept for hire
a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
"hacks" in the verb sense
1. chop, hack
cut with a hacking tool
2. hack, cut
be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"
"she could not cut the long days in the office"
"he hacked his way through the forest"
kick on the arms
kick on the shins
6. hack, hack on
fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
7. hack, cut up
significantly cut up a manuscript
8. hack, whoop
"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
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