Synonyms of hack in English

: hack1hack2

hack1


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verb

1‘Stuart hacked the padlock off’

SYNONYMS

cut, chop, hew, lop, saw

slash

2‘he was wheezing and hacking’

SYNONYMS

cough, bark, rasp, wheeze


noun

1‘a smoker's hack’

SYNONYMS

cough, bark, rasp, wheeze


Synonyms of hack in English

: hack1hack2

hack2


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noun

1‘he briefed the media's industry hacks before the party conference’

SYNONYMS

journalist, reporter, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, writer, feature writer, contributor, columnist, Grub Street writer

British pressman

North American legman, wireman

Australian roundsman

informal newshound, journo, scribbler, scribe, hackette, stringer

North American informal newsy

archaic penny-a-liner

2‘a hard-working, clerical hack’

SYNONYMS

drudge, menial, menial worker, factotum, toiler, plodder, doormat, hewer of wood and drawer of water

servant, lackey, labourer, slave, galley slave

informal dogsbody, skivvy, running dog, runner

North American peon, gofer

archaic scullion, servitor

3‘the average riding-school hack’

SYNONYMS

nag, inferior horse, tired-out horse, worn-out horse, Rosinante

informal bag of bones, crock

North American informal plug, crowbait

NZ Australian informal moke

British informal, dated screw

archaic jade, rip, keffel

4‘they hailed an empty hack’

SYNONYMS

taxi, cab, taxi cab, minicab, hackney cab

British formal hackney carriage

historical fiacre


Phrases

    hack it

      ‘Adam moved out because he couldn't hack it’

      SYNONYMS

      cope, manage, get on, get along, get by, carry on, muddle through, muddle along, come through, stand on one's own two feet, weather the storm

      stand it, tolerate it, bear it, endure it, put up with it

      Scottish

      thole it

      make out, handle it, abide it, stick it

      British

      rub along, be doing with it

      hack
    hack someone off

      ‘it hacks him off when he misses a putt’

      See annoy