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noun [countable]     hack pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    informal a journalist, artist, or writer who does boring work or work that is not very good
  2. 2
    an occasion when you hit or cut something with a large knife or other sharp tool
  3. 3
    informal an old horse that is not easy or good to ride
    1. a.
      British a ride on a horse for pleasure in the countryside or on ordinary roads
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a clever solution to a tricky problem

    Reading children's books in a foreign language is a great hack to learn it.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 03/10/2014


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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