North American informal Pass one’s time idly or with no definite purpose: she hacked around with neighbourhood buddies
More example sentences
- I just hacked around town on my own, running errands.
- It had to be a directed activity - dozing in the sun would be hacking around, but building a dam in the creek would not be.
- Because I'm going to make the improvements on this new ship of yours before I decide to start hacking around.
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