- 1 1.1 (cut roughly)cortar a tajoshe was hacked to death
tajear (Latin America)lo mataron a hachazos ( or machetazos etc)to hack something to bits o pieceshacer algo trizashe hacked off a large chunk of bread
destrozar algocortó un trozo grande de panthey hacked their way through the junglese abrieron camino a machetazos a través de la junglaExample sentences1.2 (Sport) (in soccer)
darle una patada a(in basketball) golpear en el brazoExample sentences
- 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] (cope with, tolerate)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] (Computing)(system)
- 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…
- 2 (Sport)(in soccer) patada (feminine)(in basketball) manotazo (masculine)Example sentences
- The play was a little chippy, with what looked like Pippen taking some strong hacks at Celtics players.
- After that, Justin Gregory might also have gone, but was so inexpert in trying to kick Jeffers that he missed with the hack.
- While he did catch him in the head, the hack in no way merited a suspension.
- 1 [pejorative](writer) escritorzuelo, (-la) (masculine, feminine) [pejorative](journalist) gacetillero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) [pejorative]he was just another film hackera otro directorcillo cualquiera(before noun) (writer)hack reporter
de pacotillaExample sentences
- Meanwhile, literary hacks and Grub Street writers produced popular pot boilers for the masses.
- Editorial and headline writers and the hacks at the television news outlets have no time for such contradictions.
- Was the poor gentleman under the impression that I am a councillor or a psychiatrist instead of just a newspaper hack?
- 2 (Riding) 2.1 (horse)(— for riding) caballo (masculine) de silla(— for hire) caballo (masculine) de alquilerExample sentences2.2 (worn-out horse)
Example sentences2.3 (ride)
- A Munnings horse on the other hand has a lot of the stable about it - a lot of knowledge, no doubt, and a lot to attract others who know their hacks, hunters and ponies.
- The stables catered for hacks, hunters, carriage horses and carriages and the Georgian quadrangle was established as the ideal pattern.
- As to who of the above appeared on the sacred gallops on bicycles, who on hacks and who in motors, we can only surmise.
- Having escaped serious injury throughout his racing career, Tommy was lamed for life through a fall from his hack while riding to the post office in the Curragh Camp.
- A smart trainer at Newmarket will ride out on the Heath on his hack, which may be a sumptuous former racehorse.
paseo (masculine) a caballoExample sentences
- Sunday is also unofficially Kids Day and there will more horse events including junior hacks and riding classes as well as some fun prizes for the prettiest mare and handsomest colt in the gala ring.
- One favoured method of working off excess energy before a work out or a hack is to lunge the horse for a short period before mounting.
- Bally seemed content with her new role: grazing the field was interrupted by the odd hack out, and then back to eating.
- 3 (American English) [colloquial] 3.1 (taxi driver)taxista (masculine or feminine)3.2 (taxi)
tachero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area) [colloquial]
ruletero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (Mexico) [colloquial]Example sentences
- You're going to have to take me or I'll turn you in and you'll lose your hack license.
- 1 (American English) [colloquial] (drive taxi)trabajar de taxista
currelar de taxista (Spain) [colloquial]
ruletear (Mexico) [colloquial]
- 2 (British English) (Riding)pasear a caballo
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