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Meaning of hack

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

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

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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