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“… with respect to uh hacking of our uh …”

meanings of hacking


  1. A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs.
  2. The operation of working over the faces of rough or worn grindstones with a hack-hammer.
  3. Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.
  4. The piling of bricks for drying.
  5. The separation of a course of stones into two smaller courses, when there are not enough large stones to form a single course.
  6. A kick in the shins.
  7. Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker.
  8. The cuts and grooves made in the metal laps by holding the cutting edge of a steel blade against them while in motion, for the purpose of providing receptacles or pockets for the powders using in cutting and polishing gems.
  9. The act of striking the muscles with the side of the hand.
  10. A riding or journey on horseback.


  1. Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.


  1. Present participle of hack.


  1. A surname​.