2 he was wheezing and hacking
- 1hack it
- informal Adam moved out because he couldn't hack itcope, manage, get on, get along, get by, carry on, muddle through, muddle along, come through, stand on one's own two feet, weather the storm;stand it, tolerate it, bear it, endure it, put up with it;Scottish thole itinformal make out, handle it, abide it, stick itBritish informal rub along, be doing with it
- 2hack someone off
- informal it hacks him off when he misses a putt See annoy
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a smoker's hack
1 he briefed the media's industry hacks before the party conference
journalist, reporter, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, writer, feature writer, contributor, columnist, Grub Street writer;
North American informal newsy
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