To proceed or continue on an arduous task
" I heard jim could barely walk after that fight last night"

" Yea, we all thought he would make it through in one piece, but he couldn't hack it"
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1st person:hey lets ditch after break....
2nd person:nah dude fax that i have a chem test
1st person: hack it! you can take it tomorrow
2nd person: yiii!!!!!
1st person: ALRIIIIIIGHT
by fax__it.... April 23, 2009
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You say this when smeone does something stupid.

Also you can say this to someone when something unfortunate happens to them.
"I heard your girl cheated on you?"
"Ya she did, it sucks"
"Ha, Hack It for you."
by RoryGMonay June 6, 2006
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Hacked is supposed to mean unauthorized access to computers and computer networks, but not any more, now it means to post 'Hilarious' statuses on somebodies Facebook profile.
Idiot: "I totally hacked Joe's Facebook the other day!"
Normal Person: "Really, you hacked it? How?"
Idiot: "He left himself logged in and I posted a status."
Normal Person: "That's not hacking."
by Pseudonym Man. October 15, 2011
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1. To program a computer in a clever, virtuosic, and wizardly manner. Ordinary computer jockeys merely write programs; hacking is the domain of digital poets. Hacking is a subtle and arguably mystical art, equal parts wit and technical ability, that is rarely appreciated by non-hackers. See hacker.

2. To break into computer systems with malicious intent. This sense of the term is the one that is most commonly heard in the media, although sense 1 is much more faithful to its original meaning. Contrary to popular misconception, this sort of hacking rarely requires cleverness or exceptional technical ability; most so-called "black hat" hackers rely on brute force techniques or exploit known weaknesses and the incompetence of system administrators.

3. To jury-rig or improvise something inelegant but effective, usually as a temporary solution to a problem. See noun sense 2.


1. A clever or elegant technical accomplishment, especially one with a playful or prankish bent. A clever routine in a computer program, especially one which uses tools for purposes other than those for which they were intended, might be considered a hack. Students at technical universities, such as MIT, are famous for performing elaborate hacks, such as disassembling the dean's car and then reassembling it inside his house, or turning a fourteen-story building into a giant Tetris game by placing computer-controlled lighting panels in its windows.

2. A temporary, jury-rigged solution, especially in the fields of computer programming and engineering: the technical equivalent of chewing gum and duct tape. Compare to kludge.

3. A cheap, mediocre, or second-rate practitioner, especially in the fields of journalism and literature: a charlatan or incompetent.
v1. I stayed up all night hacking, and when I finally looked out the window, it was 8am.

v2. Some script kiddie hacked into the web server and trashed the database.

v3. I didn't have time to do things properly, so I just hacked together something that worked.

n1. A computerized bartender that automatically mixes your drinks and debits your account? Now THAT'S a hack.

n2. This subroutine is just a hack; I'm going to go back and put some real code in later.

n3. That two-bit pulp writer? Ah, he's nothing but a hack.
by Greenie March 25, 2004
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a clever solution to a tricky problem
to hack is to mod or change something in an extrodinary way
by z-trip April 25, 2009
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Hacking is the gaining of access(wanted or unwanted) to a computer and viewing, copying, or creating data(leaving a trace) without the intention of destroying data or maliciously harming the computer.

This represents the Good Guys most of the time for they are the ones who search for these exploits to prevent crackers use a method called cracking(opposite of hacking).

Hacking and hackers are commonly mistaken to be the bad guys most of the time. Crackers are the ones who screw things over as far as creating virus, cracks, spyware, and destroying data.

Cracker - Person who gains unauthorized access to a computer with the intention of causing damage.

Cracking - Method by which a person who gains unauthorized access to a computer with the intention of causing damage.

Hacker - Person who gains authorized/unauthorized access to a computer WITHOUT the intention of causing damage.

Spyware - A Program that was created by a person(most frequently a cracker) to watch the computer and it's actions and report the details to the origional maker.

Virus - A maliciously made program that is used to destroy data, or hurt the performance of the computer. Makes copies of itself and sends it to more people.
Subject A : A hacker killed my computer! All my reports are gone and it's due tomarrow!

Subject B : Dude, if you lost all your data, that's probably a cracker that broke into your comp.

Subject A : I'm white you numbskull.

Subject B : No, a cracker destroys your data. A hacker looks at your data.

Subject A : Does it look like I care?
by Ei0nN August 22, 2004
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