hack off

Definition of hack off

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : annoy, vex

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

  2. : nick, notch

  3. : a short dry cough

  1. : hackney

  2. : taxicab

  3. : cabdriver

  1. : working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards

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

  3. : hackneyed, trite

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

  2. : to operate a taxicab

  3. : 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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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