hack it

hack it
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hak it]
    • /hæk ɪt/
    • /hæk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hak it]
    • /hæk ɪt/

Definitions of hack it words

  • verb with object hack it to cut, notch, slice, chop, or sever (something) with or as with heavy, irregular blows (often followed by up or down): to hack meat; to hack down trees. 1
  • verb with object hack it to break up the surface of (the ground). 1
  • verb with object hack it to clear (a road, path, etc.) by cutting away vines, trees, brush, or the like: They hacked a trail through the jungle. 1
  • verb with object hack it to damage or injure by crude, harsh, or insensitive treatment; mutilate; mangle: The editor hacked the story to bits. 1
  • verb with object hack it to reduce or cut ruthlessly; trim: The Senate hacked the budget severely before returning it to the House. 1
  • verb with object hack it Slang. to deal or cope with; handle: He can't hack all this commuting. 1

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Origin of hack it

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English hacken; compare Old English tōhaccian to hack to pieces; cognate with Dutch hakken, German hacken

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Parts of speech for Hack it


hack it popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

hack it usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hack it

verb hack it

  • accomplish — If you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it.
  • avail — If you avail yourself of an offer or an opportunity, you accept the offer or make use of the opportunity.
  • come through — To come through a dangerous or difficult situation means to survive it and recover from it.
  • make the cut — to better or equal the required score after two rounds in a strokeplay tournament, thus avoiding elimination from the final two rounds
  • prevail — to be widespread or current; exist everywhere or generally: Silence prevailed along the funeral route.

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