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Some brains are easy to hack into, and other brains are nearly impossible to hack into because they are so complex.
Keith Barry

Meaning of "hack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HACK

Old English haccian; related to Old Frisian hackia, Middle High German hacken.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HACK

hack  [hæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hack is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hack in English.

WHAT DOES HACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of hack in the English dictionary

The first definition of hack in the dictionary is when intr, usually foll by at or away to cut or chop irregularly, roughly, or violently. Other definition of hack is to cut and clear, as through undergrowth. Hack is also to foul by kicking or striking his shins.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HACK

PRESENT

Present
I hack
you hack
he/she/it hacks
we hack
you hack
they hack
Present continuous
I am hacking
you are hacking
he/she/it is hacking
we are hacking
you are hacking
they are hacking
Present perfect
I have hacked
you have hacked
he/she/it has hacked
we have hacked
you have hacked
they have hacked
Present perfect continuous
I have been hacking
you have been hacking
he/she/it has been hacking
we have been hacking
you have been hacking
they have been hacking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I hacked
you hacked
he/she/it hacked
we hacked
you hacked
they hacked
Past continuous
I was hacking
you were hacking
he/she/it was hacking
we were hacking
you were hacking
they were hacking
Past perfect
I had hacked
you had hacked
he/she/it had hacked
we had hacked
you had hacked
they had hacked
Past perfect continuous
I had been hacking
you had been hacking
he/she/it had been hacking
we had been hacking
you had been hacking
they had been hacking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hack
you will hack
he/she/it will hack
we will hack
you will hack
they will hack
Future continuous
I will be hacking
you will be hacking
he/she/it will be hacking
we will be hacking
you will be hacking
they will be hacking
Future perfect
I will have hacked
you will have hacked
he/she/it will have hacked
we will have hacked
you will have hacked
they will have hacked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been hacking
you will have been hacking
he/she/it will have been hacking
we will have been hacking
you will have been hacking
they will have been hacking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hack
you would hack
he/she/it would hack
we would hack
you would hack
they would hack
Conditional continuous
I would be hacking
you would be hacking
he/she/it would be hacking
we would be hacking
you would be hacking
they would be hacking
Conditional perfect
I would have hack
you would have hack
he/she/it would have hack
we would have hack
you would have hack
they would have hack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been hacking
you would have been hacking
he/she/it would have been hacking
we would have been hacking
you would have been hacking
they would have been hacking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hack
we let´s hack
you hack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hack
Past participle
hacked
Present Participle
hacking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACK

haciendado
hack hammer
hack off
hack reporter
hack to bits
hack writer
hack writing
hackable
hackamore
hackberries
hackberry
hackbolt
hackbut
hackbuteer
hackbutter
hacked off
hackee
hacker
hackerazzi
hackery

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACK

attack
back
black
crack
Cuttack
feedback
get back
go back
go to the pack
in the black
jack
knack
lack
outback
pack
paperback
pat on the back
rack
the right track
track

Synonyms and antonyms of hack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hack» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hack

Translation of «hack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACK

Find out the translation of hack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piratear
570 millions of speakers

English

hack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हैक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُقَطِّع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рубить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

talhar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাট্টু ঘোড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tailler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hack
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zerhacken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たたき切る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마구 자르다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hack
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chặt mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊடுருவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kesmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare pirateria informatica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porąbać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рубати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a ciopârți
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πελεκώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hack
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hacka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hacke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hack

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK»

The term «hack» is very widely used and occupies the 6.846 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hack

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10 QUOTES WITH «HACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hack.
1
Aaron Allston
If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
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Kelley Armstrong
It took many years to accept that fantasy is the fuel for my storytelling passion, and without that, I really am a hack, writing for money or approval rather than for the pure delight of storytelling.
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Keith Barry
By combining elements such as hypnosis, magic, neurolinguistic programming and psychology, I can make it appear that I can hack into people's brains.
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Keith Barry
Some brains are easy to hack into, and other brains are nearly impossible to hack into because they are so complex.
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Jonathan Brandis
One time I can stand fiddling in front of the mirror for an hour and another time I think: well hack, this is just the best it can get. Only if I have to go to work I really try to look fantastic.
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Dave Brat
I take policy seriously; I'm not just trying to be a political hack.
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Vincent Canby
Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
8
Kyan Douglas
No nose hair. Ever. You'd be surprised at all the little twigs sticking out. I just can't get it. How can you see that and not just want to hack it off?
9
David Filo
Hack Days were initially started for Yahoo employees.
10
Darrell Issa
Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACK»

Discover the use of hack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab
In Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab, he recounts tales that will delight, surprise, and sometimes shock the most seasoned urbanite.
Dmitry Samarov, 2011
2
Hack the SAT: A Private SAT Tutor Spills the Secret ...
Presents advice and instructions on studying for the SATs, including mathematics and reading exercises and practice drills with advice on applying to colleges.
Eliot Schrefer, 2008
3
Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life ...
With wicked wit and arresting insight, Melissa Plaut reveals the crazy parade of humanity that passed through her cab–including struggling actors, federal judges, bartenders, strippers, and drug dealers–while showing how this grueling ...
Melissa Plaut, 2007
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Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY ...
Hack This is your glorious, full-color passport to the world of hackerspaces: your invitation to share knowledge, master tools, work together, build amazing stuff–and have a flat-out blast doing it.
John Baichtal, 2011
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Hack
There were two splashes in London that night—the first was a body dropping into the Thames with a bullet hole in its head, and the second was tabloid crime hack Max Chard's exclusive story on the killing.
John Burns, 1998
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Counter hack reloaded: a step-by-step guide to computer ...
With this new edition, Ed takes a phenomenal work to the next level! This book is a 'must-have' and a 'must-read' for anyone remotely associated with computers and computer security.
Ed Skoudis, Tom Liston, 2006
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Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - ...
In Hack the Planet, Science magazine reporter Eli Kintisch looks more closely at this array of ideas and characters, asking if these risky schemes will work, and just how geoengineering is changing the world.
Eli Kintisch, 2010
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.Hack: Outbreak Official Strategy Guide
Provides information on characters, weapons, equipment, and strategy, and includes walkthroughs, maps, and skills lists.
Laura Parkinson, Beth Hollinger, 2003
9
The Handplane Book
Hack reveals the rich heritage of this classic tool by presenting a treasure trove of information about handplanes, focusing on the 19th and early 20th centuries. 175 photos. 152 drawings.
Garrett Hack, 2003
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Hack the Stack: Using Snort and Ethereal to Master The 8 ...
This book looks at network security in a new and refreshing way.
Michael Gregg, Stephen Watkins, George Mays, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hack is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Froome 'data hack' investigated
Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome 'data hack' investigated. Tour de France 2015. Dates: 4-26 July. BBC coverage: Live text commentary of ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
2
RAF sergeant Andrew Hack admits filming up skirts at Royal Ascot
RAF man Andrew Hack was so stressed at work that he took himself off to Royal Ascot and spent the day taking video clips - up women's skirts. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Why the OPM hack is an ongoing cyber headache
Hyde warned that the hack, the latest in a string of high-profile cyberattacks, has left millions of people vulnerable to criminals. “If we assume ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
S. Korean spy agency explored technology to hack chat app
S. Korean spy agency explored technology to hack chat app. By KIM TONG-HYUNG. The Associated Press. Published: July 14, 2015 ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
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Why the OPM Hack Will Be a National Security Threat for Decades …
Over 22 million people had their personal information hijacked in a cyberattack on the US Office of Personnel Management. The attack is over, ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
6
Hack to the future: dev and tech travel trends beyond the flux capacitor
I've just returned from our largest and most inspiring hack event to date, Destination Hack: London – held at the Impact Hub Westminster in ... «Tnooz, Jul 15»
7
Hack reveals Syrians in contact with Israel
Computer hackers that are probably working for the Syrian regime and Hezbollah have managed to invade the computers of Israeli and ... «SC Magazine UK, Jul 15»
8
Cloudminr Hack Exposes Data on 80000 Bitcoin Miners
Attackers were able to break into servers belonging to Bitcoin cloud-mining platform Cloudminr.io last week and harvest the site's entire ... «Threatpost, Jul 15»
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Jim Cramer Replies to Your Tweets on Verizon, GM, HACK and More
When asked about ETF's, Cramer thinks that HACK (HACK), the ETF of security companies, has come down enough to be worth buying, also ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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Tech: More questions arise about OPM hack; Apple under scrutiny
MORE QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT OPM HACK: Now that former OPM Director Katherine Archuleta has resigned, lawmakers and executive ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»

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