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hack

noun [C]
 
 
/hæk/
disapproving a writer, especially a journalist, who produces articles, books, etc. that are of low quality: a media/newspaper hack
disapproving someone who works mainly for money without worrying about beliefs or the opinions of others: a political/party hack
US informal a person who drives a taxi
IT an illegal use of a computer to access information stored on another computer system or to spread a computer virus : A hack into an employee's email provided access to a number of confidential documents.
(Definition of hack noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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