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hack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hack

  1. 1 a V-shaped cut usually on an edge or a surface <smallish hacks made in the bark of the trees marked the trail through the forest> Synonyms chip, hack, indent, indentation, indenture, kerf, nickRelated Words joggle, nock, punch, snip; groove, score, undercut; slit, slot

  2. 2 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <completely stunned by a vicious hack across the neck> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Related Words counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping




hack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hack

  1. 1 an automobile that carries passengers for a fare usually determined by the distance traveled <after a week of hailing hacks and inhabiting hotels, the sales rep was happy to be home> Synonyms cab, hack, taxiRelated Words hackney; limousine; gharry, rickshaw (also ricksha), water taxi; gypsy cab, jitney

  2. 2 a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science <is he really any good at the piano or just a hack?> Synonyms hack, hacker, inexpert, jackleg, triflerRelated Words beginner, freshman, greenhorn, kid, learner, neophyte, newcomer, novice, rookie, tenderfoot, tyroNear Antonyms maestro, virtuoso, whiz, wizard; old hand, old-timer, vet, veteranAntonyms ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), craftsman, expert, hand, master, past master, shark, sharp




hack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hack

  1. 1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <I doubt that she can hack a job with so many responsibilities> Synonyms address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), handle, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treatRelated Words engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  2. 2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <she's not sure she can hack that miserable job much longer> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, bear, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)




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