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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hack  \Hack\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hacking}.]  [OE.  hakken;  akin  to  D.  hakken,  G.  hacken,  Dan. 
  hakke,  Sw  hacka,  and  perh.  to  E.  hew.  Cf  {Hew}  to  cut, 
  {Haggle}.] 
  1.  To  cut  irregulary,  without  skill  or  definite  purpose;  to 
  notch;  to  mangle  by  repeated  strokes  of  a  cutting 
  instrument;  as  to  hack  a  post 
 
  My  sword  hacked  like  a  handsaw.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  mangle  in  speaking.  --Shak. 




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