Synonyms of hack in English:



  • 1 Stuart hacked the padlock off they had to hack their way through the jungle
    cut, chop, hew, lop, saw; slash
  • 2 he was wheezing and hacking
    cough, bark, rasp, wheeze
  • Phrases

    hack it

    informal Adam moved out because he couldn't hack itcopemanageget onget alongget bycarry onmuddle throughmuddle alongcome throughstand on one's own two feetweather the stormstand ittolerate itbear itendure itput up with itScottishthole it informalmake outhandle itabide itstick itBritish informalrub alongbe doing with it

    hack someone off

    informal it hacks him off when he misses a putt See annoy


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  • a smoker's hack
    cough, bark, rasp, wheeze
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    Synonyms of hack in English:



  • 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; Britishpressman; North Americanlegman, wireman; Australianroundsman
    North American informal newsy
    archaic penny-a-liner
  • 2 a hard-working, clerical hack
    drudge, menial, menial worker, factotum, toiler, plodder, doormat, hewer of wood and drawer of water; servant, lackey, labourer, slave, galley slaveNorth Americanpeon, gofer
    archaic scullion, servitor
  • 3 the average riding-school hack
    nag, inferior horse, tired-out horse, worn-out horse, Rosinante
    informal bag of bones, crock
    North American informal plug, crowbait
    Australian/New Zealand informal moke
    British informal , dated screw
    archaic jade, rip, keffel
  • 4North American they hailed an empty hack
    taxi, cab, taxi cab, minicab, hackney cab
    British formal hackney carriage
    historical fiacre
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