transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (cut roughly) cortar a tajos, tajear (Latin America/América Latina) he was hacked to death lo mataron a hachazos ( or machetazos etc) to hack sth to bits o pieces hacer* algo trizas, destrozar* algo he hacked off a large chunk of bread cortó un trozo grande de pan they hacked their way through the jungle se abrieron camino a machetazos a través de la junglaExample sentences1.2 [Sport/Deporte] (in soccer) darle* una patada a; (in basketball) golpear en el brazo
- These arborists climb high in an ancient oak tree and drag along a chain saw to hack off dead branches, which they let crash to the ground.
- People with knives hacked at the bodies of the dead.
- He'd shimmy up with a machete, hack them off and let them fall to the ground.
- The way they're both playing tonight there's only ever going to be one winner of that contest, and the Liverpool centre-half hacks the ball clear.
- In this physical game, the Africans hacked Diego Maradona all day.
- Boston almost scored when a Jason Lee header from Danny Thomas' cross was hacked off the line by Baraclough.
- 2 [colloquial/familiar] (cope with, tolerate) aguantar [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- If they find that she can't hack it over two miles at the top level she'll take her place in the World Hurdle instead, but that's not the dream.
- The question is, can he still hack it live. Well, can he?
- I think it may be all some kind of test - throw Matt a project to manage on his second day and see if he can hack it.
- 3 [colloquial/familiar] [Computing/Informática] [system] piratearExample sentences
- I hope his girlfriend breaks up with him today, his dog runs away and someone hacks into his AOL account and uses it to send threatening emails to the president.
- And those indulging in hacking but with malicious and criminal intent are crackers.
- We now have a maximum sentence of 7 years for reckless damage to a computer, 5 years for taking trade secrets, and 2 years for hacking.
- Unfortunately I started by vaguely hacking around with Perl and have developed some appalling habits which Perl quite happily lets me get away with.
- Mikey the Programmer is hacking away on the new FTP client feature of his groovy Macintosh software.
- Now, if only I remembered something about programming so I could hack together a Windows version…
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
hack aroundverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (fool around) vaguear, flojear [colloquial/familiar]
hack intoverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [computer/server] conseguir* entrar en, piratear, hackear [colloquial/familiar]
hack offverb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], (annoy) molestar, mosquear (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
- 1 [pejorative/peyorativo] (writer) escritorzuelo, (masculine, feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo]; (journalist) gacetillero, (masculine, feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo] he was just another film hack era otro directorcillo cualquiera (before noun/delante del nombre) [writer] de pacotilla; [writing/work] de poca monta, pedestre hack reporter reportero, (masculine, feminine) de bajo calibre or de pacotilla
- 3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] 3.1 (taxi driver) taxista (masculine and feminine), tachero, (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], ruletero, (masculine, feminine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (taxi) taxi (masculine), tacho (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (drive taxi) trabajar de taxista, currelar de taxista (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], ruletear (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (British English/inglés británico) [Riding] pasear a caballo, cabalgar*