Hack in a sentence as a noun

Someone managed to hack in by brute force anyway.

I later learned that he got into the Uni in the fist place with some hack.

Meanwhile people who hack celebrity emails get 10 years hard time.

She's an iconic fighter for Openness - goes on Spanish hack camps with 14-year olds.

They will also hack into other people's private mail servers.

If some low level employee went out on his own to hack into Google servers, something might come of it.

Again and again, people who use Airbnb to 'hack' the rental market get little sympathy from me when the chickens come to roost.

I wrote something about how I learnt everything in college...am not a hacker...and that you should go to grad school if you want to get better at CS. So they edited out all of the pro-college stuff and just said this guy is data scientist.

Hack in a sentence as a verb

You are missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge humanity has collated over centuries, just to hack away and reinvent the wheel by yourself...well, good luck with that.

It's like because there's an artistic element this or it's pure-web tech the appreciation of a cool hack and interesting exploration of a technology is completely gone.

You don't figure out Dirichlet allocation and principal components and matrix regularization hacking away in your garage.

> and there's no compilation step or anything -- then it's almost a fundamental paradigm shift for what desktop software could be.\n> It already makes me dream of a word processor I could hack like that, or a music player.

What else can you configure "so easily" I wonder?Then you get into how they are hacking CSS and iframes into the email body, to substitute for Javascript, and actually create a workable user interface.

I learned something new and mathematically-interesting about the natural world, the author came up with a clever hack to enliven backgrounds, and we learn how to apply that to improve our own designs.

I don't think I've ever gagged quite like that while reading a technical article describing a "neat hack".At first I'm thinking, oh, I wonder how they convinced Apple to let them use some private APIs, and then... curiosity turns to revulsion as soon as I saw that proxy diagram.

Back before we had fancy alloy springs and were forced to use Steel as the material for mainsprings because that's all we knew, watches had problems where a freshly wound watch would run fast and a watch that hasn't been wound for a day or so would start to run slow, as the strength of the spring tapered off. The Geneva Drive was a solution, though it's more of a hack, to only let the spring release power inside the middle of it's power arc, by preventing the watch from unwinding past a certain low point and preventing the user from winding the spring up to it's strongest point.

Hack definitions


one who works hard at boring tasks

See also: drudge hacker


a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

See also: ward-heeler


a mediocre and disdained writer


a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil


a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

See also: taxi taxicab


an old or over-worked horse

See also: jade plug


a horse kept for hire


a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.


cut with a hacking tool

See also: chop


be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"


cut away; "he hacked his way through the forest"


kick on the arms


kick on the shins


fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"


significantly cut up a manuscript


cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

See also: whoop