There are 2 translations of hack in Spanish:

hack1

Pronunciation: /hæk/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (cut roughly) cortar a tajos, tajear (AmL) 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 jungla
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    • 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.
    1.2 [Sport] (in soccer) darle* una patada a; (in basketball) golpear en el brazo
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    • 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 [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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] [Comput] [system] piratear
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    • 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.
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    • 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…

vi

  • 1 (cut roughly) hacer* tajos to hack at sth darle* (golpes) a algo, despedazar* algo

Phrasal verbs

hack around

v + adv

hack into

v + prep + o
[computer/server] conseguir* entrar en, piratear, hackear [familiar/colloquial]

hack off

v + o + prep
(BrE) [colloquial/familiar], (annoy) molestar, mosquear (Esp) [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of hack in Spanish:

hack2

n

  • 1 1.1 (blow — with ax) hachazo (m); (— with machete) machetazo (m)
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    • Jeff has a slightly open stance and takes a wicked hack at pitches he likes.
    • He is impatient, which leads to a lot of bad hacks.
    • He used to take hacks at my tires after school.
    1.2 [Sport] (in soccer) patada (f); (in basketball) manotazo (m)
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    • 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.
  • 2 [pej or hum] (writer) escritorzuelo, -la (m,f) [peyorativo/pejorative]; (journalist) gacetillero, -ra (m,f) [peyorativo/pejorative] he was just another film hack era otro directorcillo cualquiera (before n) [writer] de pacotilla; [writing/work] de poca monta, pedestre hack reporter reportero, -ra (m,f) de bajo calibre or de pacotilla
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    • 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?
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    • And vote counters should be nonpartisan public servants, not secretive corporations or party hacks.
    • Sadly, the cronies and party hacks who now fill his Cabinet and backroom offices fall some way short of that ideal.
    • This is what you get when you loan your hard-won credibility to hacks and charlatans.
  • 3 [Equ] 3.1 (horse — for riding) caballo (m) de silla; (— for hire) caballo (m) de alquiler 3.2 (worn-out horse) jaco (m), jamelgo (m)
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    • 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.
    3.3 (ride) (BrE) paseo (m) a caballo
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.