Hacked
Hack Hack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hacked} (h[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hacking}.] [OE. hakken, AS. haccian; akin to D. hakken, G. hacken, Dan. hakke, Sw. hacka, and perh. to E. hew. Cf. {Hew} to cut, {Haggle}.] 1. To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post. [1913 Webster]

My sword hacked like a handsaw. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To mangle in speaking. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Computers) To program (a computer) for pleasure or compulsively; especially, to try to defeat the security systems and gain unauthorized access to a computer. [PJC]

4. To bear, physically or emotionally; as, he left the job because he couldn't hack the pressure. [Colloq.] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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