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hack
British English: /hak/
American English: /hæk/

Translation of hack in French:

noun

  • 2
    [informal]
    [pejorative] (writer)
    écrivaillon (m) [pejorative], plumitif (informal) (m)
  • 6 (cough)
    toux (f) sèche

transitive verb

  • 1 (strike, chop)
    (branch, object) with avec, à coups de
    to hack somebody (to death) with something
    frapper quelqu'un (à mort) à coups de quelque chose
    to hack something/somebody to pieces
    tailler or mettre quelque chose/quelqu'un en pièces
  • 2 (clear, cut)
    tailler dans
    (undergrowth, bushes) with à coups de
    to hack a path through something
    se tailler un chemin à travers quelque chose
    to hack one's way through/out of something
    se tailler un chemin à travers/hors de quelque chose
  • 3 (Sport) (kick) See examples: to hack somebody/somebody's shins
    flanquer (informal) un coup de pied à quelqu'un/dans les tibias de quelqu'un
    to hack somebody's arm (in basketball)
    donner un coup au bras de quelqu'un
  • 5
    [informal]
    (cope with) See examples: I can't hack it
    je ne le supporte pas
    how long do you think he will hack it?
    combien de temps tu penses qu'il va tenir?

intransitive verb

  • 1 (chop)
    with à coups de
    to hack at something/somebody
    taillader quelque chose/quelqu'un
    to hack through
    tailler dans
    (branch, object)
  • 2
    [informal]
    (Computing) (break into systems)
    (informal)
    to hack into
    s'introduire dans
    (system)
  • 3 (British English) (Riding)
    faire une promenade à cheval
  • 5
    [informal]
    (American English) (drive taxi)
    conduire un taxi

Phrasal verbs

hack across

we had to hack across the fields
nous avons dû traverser les champs

hack around

(informal) (American English)
(slang)

hack away

1 hack away
donner des grands coups
with avec
to hack away at something
frapper quelque chose à grands coups
2 hack away [something], hack [something] away
(branch, undergrowth)

hack down

hack down [something], hack [something] down
(grass, bush, enemy)

hack off

hack off [something], hack [something] off
(piece, branch)
(hand, head)

hack out

hack out [something], hack [something] out
(foothold, clearing)

hack up

hack up [something], hack [something] up
tailler [quelque chose] en pièces
(carcass, tree)

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