1 chop, hew, lacerate, gash, slash, cut; mangle, butcher, mutilate, ruin, destroy, smash, batter, damage, deface:
He hacked the furniture to pieces with an axe.
2 bark, cough:
She was disgusted by the man's hacking and spitting.
3 cut, gash, slash, chop:
He took a hack at the log with his hatchet.
1 drudge, penny-a-liner, scribbler, Grub Street writer:
We made a mistake hiring that hack as a feature writer.
2 plodder, drudge, toiler, menial, flunkey, lackey, slave, Brit fag, Slang grind, Brit swot:
Fergus gets good grades because he's such a hack.
3 saddle-horse, riding-horse, hackney, Archaic palfrey:
The hack was a fine bay mare.
4 hackneyed, trite, banal, overdone, commonplace, routine, stereotyped, stock, tired, tedious, mediocre, overworked, stale, unoriginal, run-of-the-mill, humdrum, moth-eaten, mouldy, Colloq old hat:
Haverstock keeps publishing hack romances.