Synonyms of hack in English

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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
Australian, New Zealand 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
    informal

    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

    informal

    make out, handle it, abide it, stick it

    British informal

    rub along, be doing with it

    hack someone off

    ‘it hacks him off when he misses a putt’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    annoy, irritate, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles

    enrage, infuriate, madden, make someone's blood boil, drive to distraction, goad, provoke

    informal

    aggravate, peeve, hassle, miff, rile, nettle, needle, get, get to, bug, get under someone's skin, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, put someone's nose out of joint, get someone's goat, give someone the hump, rattle someone's cage, drive crazy, drive mad, drive round the bend, drive round the twist, drive up the wall, make someone see red

    British informal

    wind up, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

    North American informal

    tee off, tick off, burn up, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out

    New Zealand informal

    rark

    vulgar slang

    piss off

    British vulgar slang

    get on someone's tits

    informal, dated

    give someone the pip, get someone's dander up

    rare

    exacerbate, hump, rasp

    ANTONYMS

    please, gratify