hack off

phrasal verb

hacked off; hacking off; hacks off
: to cut (something) off in a rough and violent way
She used an ax to hack the dead branch off (the tree).
informal : to make (someone) angry and annoyed
It really hacks me off to see people treated so unfairly.

Examples of hack off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone would line up, hack off some giraffe meat with a machete, and bring it back to their home. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Ten of my relatives are standing on asphalt, surrounding the trunk, and one of them is hacking off its limbs. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Hack off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hack%20off. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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