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hack

verb [I, T]     /hæk/
CUT
to cut something roughly into pieces: The victim had been hacked to death.Cutting and stabbing
COMPUTER
to use a computer to illegally get into someone else's computer system and read the information that is kept there: Two British youths were caught hacking into government computers.Computer programming and software
TELEPHONE [often passive]
to illegally and secretly listen to someone else's telephone conversations or to the messages left on someone else's telephone: The actor believes that his phone was hacked by the newspaper.
Communicating by telephone
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