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Composer vs. Hack — What's the Difference?

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Composer

A composer (Latin compōnō; literally "one who puts together") is a person who writes music, especially classical music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music.
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Hack

Cut with rough or heavy blows
Men hack at the coalface
I watched them hack the branches
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Composer

One that composes, especially a person who composes music.
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Hack

Gain unauthorized access to data in a system or computer
They hacked into the bank's computer
Someone hacked his computer from another location
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Composer

One who composes; an author.
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Hack

Cough persistently
I was waking up in the middle of the night and coughing and hacking for hours
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Composer

Especially, one who composes music.
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Hack

Manage; cope
Lots of people leave because they can't hack it
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Composer

One who, or that which, quiets or calms.
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Hack

Ride a horse for pleasure or exercise
Some gentle hacking in a scenic setting
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Composer

One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
If the thoughts of such authors have nothing in them, they at least . . . show an honest industry and a good intention in the composer.
His [Mozart's] most brilliant and solid glory is founded upon his talents as a composer.
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Hack

A rough cut, blow, or stroke
He was sure one of us was going to take a hack at him
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Composer

One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.
Sweet composers of the pensive soul.
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Hack

An act of computer hacking
The challenge of the hack itself
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Composer

Someone who composes music as a profession
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Hack

A writer or journalist producing dull, unoriginal work
Sunday newspaper hacks earn their livings on such gullibilities
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Hack

A horse for ordinary riding.
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Hack

A taxi.
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Hack

A board on which a hawk's meat is laid.
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Hack

A wooden frame for drying bricks, cheeses, etc.
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Hack

To cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows
Hacked down the saplings.
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Hack

To make or shape by hitting or chopping with a sharp implement
Hacked a trail through the forest.
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Hack

To break up the surface of (soil).
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Hack

To alter (a computer program)
Hacked her text editor to read HTML.
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Hack

To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization
Hacked the firm's personnel database.
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Hack

(Slang) To cut or mutilate as if by hacking
Hacked millions off the budget.
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Hack

(Slang) To cope with successfully; manage
Couldn't hack a second job.
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Hack

To chop or cut something by hacking.
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Hack

To write or refine computer programs skillfully.
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Hack

To use one's skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file or network
Hacked into the company's intranet.
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Hack

To cough roughly or harshly.
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Hack

To let out (a horse) for hire.
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Hack

To make banal or hackneyed with indiscriminate use.
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Hack

To drive a taxicab for a living.
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Hack

To work for hire as a writer.
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Hack

To ride on horseback at an ordinary pace.
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Hack

A rough, irregular cut made by hacking.
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Hack

A tool, such as a hoe, used for hacking.
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Hack

A blow made by hacking.
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Hack

An attempt to hit a baseball; a swing of the bat.
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Hack

An instance of gaining unauthorized access to a computer file or network.
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Hack

A program that makes use of existing often proprietary software, adding new features to it.
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Hack

A clever modification or improvement.
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Hack

A rough, dry cough.
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Hack

A horse used for riding or driving; a hackney.
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Hack

A worn-out horse for hire; a jade.
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Hack

One who undertakes unpleasant or distasteful tasks for money or reward; a hireling.
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Hack

A writer hired to produce routine or commercial writing.
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Hack

A carriage or hackney for hire.
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Hack

A taxicab.
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Hack

See hackie.
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Hack

By, characteristic of, or designating routine or commercial writing
Hack prose.
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Hack

Hackneyed; banal.
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Hack

(transitive) To chop or cut down in a rough manner.
They hacked the brush down and made their way through the jungle.
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Hack

(intransitive) To cough noisily.
This cold is awful. I can't stop hacking.
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Hack

To withstand or put up with a difficult situation.
Can you hack it out here with no electricity or running water?
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Hack

(computing) To make a quick code change to patch a computer program, often one that, while being effective, is inelegant or makes the program harder to maintain.
I hacked in a fix for this bug, but we'll still have to do a real fix later.
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Hack

(computing) To accomplish a difficult programming task.
He can hack like no one else and make the program work as expected.
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Hack

To work with something on an intimately technical level.
I'm currently hacking distributed garbage collection.
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Hack

To apply a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to something to increase productivity, efficiency or ease.
I read up on dating tips so I can hack my sex life.
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Hack

To hack into; to gain unauthorized access to (a computer system, e.g., a website, or network) by manipulating code.
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Hack

To gain unauthorised access to a computer or online account belonging to (a person or organisation).
When I logged into the social network, I discovered I'd been hacked.
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Hack

To cheat by using unauthorized modifications.
That player must be hacking, they got so many kills last game.
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Hack

(ice hockey) To strike an opponent with one's hockey stick, typically on the leg but occasionally and more seriously on the back, arm, head, etc.
He's going to the penalty box after hacking the defender in front of the goal.
Jensen gets a 5 minute major penalty for hacking Orsov in the back.
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Hack

(ice hockey) To make a flailing attempt to hit the puck with a hockey stick.
There's a scramble in front of the net as the forwards are hacking at the bouncing puck.
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Hack

(baseball) To swing at a pitched ball.
He went to the batter's box hacking.
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Hack

(soccer and rugby) To kick (a player) on the shins.
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Hack

To strike in a frantic movement.
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Hack

(transitive) To strike lightly as part of tapotement massage.
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Hack

To lay (bricks) on a rack to dry.
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Hack

(falconry) To keep (young hawks) in a state of partial freedom, before they are trained.
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Hack

(dated) To make common or cliched; to vulgarise.
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Hack

(horses) To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.).
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Hack

(obsolete) To live the life of a drudge or hack.
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Hack

To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
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Hack

To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
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Hack

To drive a hackney cab.
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Hack

To play hackeysack.
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Hack

A tool for chopping.
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Hack

A hacking blow.
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Hack

A gouge or notch made by such a blow.
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Hack

A dry cough.
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Hack

A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
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Hack

(figuratively) A try, an attempt.
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Hack

(curling) The foothold traditionally cut into the ice from which the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery.
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Hack

(obsolete) A mattock or a miner's pickaxe.
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Hack

(informal) An improvised device or solution to a problem.
Luckily for us J company picked us up in their hack — two snowmobiles with a big inflatable raft strapped between them.
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Hack

An expedient, temporary solution, such as a small patch or change to code, meant to be replaced with a more elegant solution at a later date; a workaround.
Valleysoft released a hack yesterday to fix the "crashes when more than 50 recipients" bug for people who need it right away. The company says its next release will also solve this as well as add new features.
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Hack

A computer programmer who makes quick but inelegant changes to computer code to solve problems or add features.
Tsang is great but Zhou is such a hack — I wouldn't want him on my project.
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Hack

A computer programmer, particularly a veteran or someone not immediately expected to be capable of programming.
Terry wrote that module? I didn't know she was a hack too!
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Hack

An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.
Flugensoft came out with a neat hack last week that allows your watch to warm up your car if it's below freezing outside.
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Hack

(colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity, efficiency, or ease.
Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is such a great hack.
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Hack

An illegal attempt to gain access to a computer network.
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Hack

A video game or any computer software that has been altered from its original state.
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Hack

Time check, as for example upon synchronization of wristwatches.
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Hack

(ice hockey) The act of striking an opponent with one's hockey stick, typically on the leg but occasionally and more seriously on the back, arm, head, etc.
Zersky is still down after that nasty hack by Lenner.
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Hack

(baseball) A swing of the bat at a pitched ball by the batter, particularly a choppy, ungraceful one that misses the ball such as at a fastball.
And Melnick goes down with one last hack at an O'Malley fastball.
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Hack

A kick on the shins in football of any type.
Wales are awarded a free kick after a minor hack by Järvinen on Llewellyn.
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Hack

Confinement of an officer to their stateroom as a punishment.
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Hack

An airplane of poor quality or in poor condition.
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Hack

(falconry) A board which the falcon's food is placed on; used by extension for the state of partial freedom in which they are kept before being trained.
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Hack

A food-rack for cattle.
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Hack

A rack used to dry something, such as bricks, fish, or cheese.
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Hack

A grating in a mill race.
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Hack

A horse for hire, especially one which is old and tired.
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Hack

A person, often a journalist, hired to do routine work.
I got by on hack work for years before I finally published my novel.
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Hack

(pejorative) Someone who is available for hire; hireling, mercenary.
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Hack

(slang) A taxicab (hackney cab) driver.
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Hack

A vehicle let for hire; originally, a hackney coach, now typically a taxicab.
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Hack

A hearse.
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Hack

An untalented writer.
Dason is nothing but a two-bit hack.
He's nothing but the typical hack writer.
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Hack

(pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
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Hack

(pejorative) A talented writer-for-hire, paid to put others' thoughts into felicitous language.
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Hack

A political agitator.
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Hack

A person who frequently canvasses for votes, either directly or by appearing to continuously act with the ulterior motive of furthering their political career.
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Hack

(obsolete) A writer who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
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Hack

(obsolete) A procuress.
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Hack

A small ball usually made of woven cotton or suede and filled with rice, sand or some other filler, for use in hackeysack.
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Hack

A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.
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Hack

Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.
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Hack

A notch; a cut.
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Hack

An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.
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Hack

A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
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Hack

A kick on the shins, or a cut from a kick.
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Hack

A clever computer program or routine within a program to accomplish an objective in a non-obvious fashion.
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Hack

A quick and inelegant, though functional solution to a programming problem.
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Hack

A taxicab.
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Hack

A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.
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Hack

A coach or carriage let for hire; a hackney coach; formerly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; now, usually a taxicab.
On horse, on foot, in hacks and gilded chariots.
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Hack

The driver of a hack; a taxi driver; a hackman.
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Hack

A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
Here lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed,Who long was a bookseller's hack.
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Hack

A procuress.
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Hack

To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
My sword hacked like a handsaw.
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Hack

Fig.: To mangle in speaking.
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Hack

To program (a computer) for pleasure or compulsively; especially, to try to defeat the security systems and gain unauthorized access to a computer.
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Hack

To bear, physically or emotionally; as, he left the job because he couldn't hack the pressure.
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Hack

To kick the shins of (an opposing payer).
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Hack

To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.
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Hack

To ride or drive as one does with a hack horse; to ride at an ordinary pace, or over the roads, as distinguished from riding across country or in military fashion.
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Hack

To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
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Hack

To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
The word "remarkable" has been so hacked of late.
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Hack

To be exposed or offered to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.
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Hack

To live the life of a drudge or hack.
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Hack

Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.
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Hack

One who works hard at boring tasks
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Hack

A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
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Hack

A mediocre and disdained writer
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Hack

A tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil
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Hack

A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
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Hack

An old or over-worked horse
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Hack

A horse kept for hire
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Hack

A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
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Hack

Cut with a hacking tool
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Hack

Informal: be able to manage or manage successfully;
I can't hack it anymore
She could not cut the long days in the office
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Hack

Cut away;
He hacked with way through the forest
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Hack

Kick on the arms
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Hack

Kick on the shins
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Hack

Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works;
I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best
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Hack

Significantly cut up a manuscript
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Hack

Cough spasmodically;
The patient with emphysema is hacking all day
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