hack off

Definition of hack off

  1. 1 :  to cut (something) off in a rough and violent way She used an ax to hack the dead branch off (the tree).

  2. 2 informal :  to make (someone) angry and annoyed It really hacks me off to see people treated so unfairly.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cut or sever with repeated irregular or unskillful blows

    :  to cut or shape by or as if by crude or ruthless strokes

    :  annoy, vex

  1. :  a tool for rough cutting or chopping :  an implement for hacking

    :  nick, notch

    :  a short dry cough

  1. :  hackney

    :  taxicab

    :  cabdriver

  1. :  working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards

    :  performed by or suited to a person who works or writes purely for the purpose of earning money :  characteristic of a hack :  mediocre

    :  hackneyed, trite

  1. :  to ride or drive at an ordinary pace or over the roads especially as distinguished from racing or hunting

    :  to operate a taxicab

    :  to ride (a horse) at an ordinary pace

  1. :  to rear (a young hawk) in a state of partial liberty especially prior to the acquisition of flight and hunting capabilities

  1. :  a guard especially at a prison

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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a brief usually trivial fact

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