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hack

verb (CUT)    /hæk/
[I or T, + adv/prep] to cut into pieces in a rough and violent way, often without aiming exactly: Three villagers were hacked to death in a savage attack. The butcher hacked off a large chunk of meat.UK figurative The article had been hacked about (= carelessly changed) so much it was scarcely recognizable.Cutting and stabbing [T usually + adv/prep] UK in football and rugby, to kick the ball away or to foul (= act against the rules) by kicking another player in the leg: He was twice hacked down in the second half by the other team's sweeper.General terms used in ball sportsRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of hack verb (CUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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