hack - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/hæk/
singularhack
pluralhacks
  1. 2
    an occasion when you hit or cut something with a large knife or other sharp tool
  2. 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
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  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    5
    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