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hack2

 
pronunciation:
haek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who surrenders professional or artistic integrity or commitment in return for monetary reward.
synonyms:
mercenary, prostitute
similar words:
adventurer, hireling, lackey
definition 2: one who is hired to do routine or unpleasant tasks, esp. a writer hired to produce uncreative and unimaginative work; drudge.
synonyms:
drudge, fag, flunky, grubber, hireling, scribbler, slave
similar words:
factotum, ghostwriter, menial, workhorse
definition 3: a horse past its prime.
synonyms:
jade, nag
similar words:
workhorse
definition 4: (informal) a taxi or a taxi driver.
synonyms:
cab, driver, taxi, taxicab
similar words:
cabdriver, chauffeur
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hacks, hacking, hacked
definition 1: to hire out, as a horse.
synonyms:
hire out, lease, rent
similar words:
lend
definition 2: to make trite or hackneyed by excessive or indiscriminate use.
synonyms:
overdo, wear out
similar words:
overuse, tire
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: (informal) to work as a taxicab driver.
similar words:
chauffeur, drive, taxi
definition 2: to hire out as a writer.
similar words:
hire out, subcontract, write
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: for hire, without integrity or imagination.
hack worka hack politician
synonyms:
hireling, mercenary
similar words:
avaricious, corrupt, dirty, grasping, venal
definition 2: trite or hackneyed.
a hack phrase
synonyms:
banal, cliché, hackneyed, shopworn, threadbare, tired, trite
similar words:
bromidic, commonplace, overused, prosaic, stale, stock, worn-out