There are 2 main translations of hack in Spanish

: hack1hack2


cortar a tajos, v.

Pronunciation /hæk//hak/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(cut roughly)

      cortar a tajos
      tajear Latin America
      he was hacked to death lo mataron a hachazos (or machetazos etc.)
      • to hack sth to bits / pieces destrozar algo
      • he hacked off a large chunk of bread cortó un trozo grande de pan
      • they hacked their way through the jungle se abrieron camino a machetazos a través de la jungla
      • He smashed the back window with a fire extinguisher, while others hacked at the roof.
      • Police in Trowbridge are appealing for witnesses after thugs hacked at a tree in the park on Saturday afternoon.
      • He's got really tight curls so I've only ever used the clippers or hacked at it myself but I haven't done this for about eight months now so it was getting quite long.
      • Whirling bodies slashed and hacked at each other; the slaughter was horrendous.
      • People with knives hacked at the bodies of the dead.
      • He lifted it and hacked at the door again, and again, and small chips of wood started to fly off.
      • I grinned as I hacked at my old jeans, turning them into a pair of shorts.
      • But that would be to hack off the branches of the argument rather than to undermine the roots.
      • The Romans' idea of a great evening was to watch gladiators hack each other apart, and then top it off with a drunken orgy.
      • We all threw blankets over him, and he had to hack off this charred mass with a Swiss Army Knife.
      • He ran forward and began to hack at him, each slash more powerful than the last.
      • A school has been forced to admit it made a mistake after allowing geology students to hack at the rock face of a beauty spot on a field trip.
      • He'd shimmy up with a machete, hack them off and let them fall to the ground.
      • These arborists climb high in an ancient oak tree and drag along a chain saw to hack off dead branches, which they let crash to the ground.
      • He hacked at a wall of vines, which fell and revealed a gaping, black hole.
      • She had wavy black hair that looked like it had been hacked at with a knife.
      • With a machete, he hacked low branches and vines to clear the boat's path through the flooded forest.
      • The ice was supplied by a local fish factory and re-applied every night to a vertical wall after being hacked at all day by ice axes.
      • It is as if the corner of a Rembrandt has been hacked off, so it is extremely important that we don't rush in and make a mess of it.
      • It's very tempting to hack off your black, down-your-back hair for a platinum blonde buzz cut when you're hungry for a funky new look.

    • 1.2Sport

      (in soccer) darle una patada a
      (in basketball) golpear en el brazo
      • Stephens' clearance kick from behind his own post was kept in play by Ladell, who hacked the ball on three times in a shoulder-to-shoulder race to the tryline.
      • Woeful defending from Niclas Alexandersson almost lets Rooney in, but Olof Mellberg hacks the ball over the bar to concede a corner.
      • The move seemed to have fizzled out when the ball was hacked forward into the in-goal area and, on the intervention of the same touch-judge, a penalty try was awarded for interference.
      • Spain win another free-kick as Joaquin is hacked down.
      • His header was hacked off the goal line as Kendal looked to double their lead.
      • In injury time, Maxwell did beat Boswell with a header but Burscough skipper Stephen McNulty hacked the ball off the line for a corner.
      • Kuffour chases him, similarly ignorant of the referee's assistant, and hacks him down.
      • Roberto Carlos has taken to hacking the ball miles into the stand in desperation.
      • Porto attack, but Sergio tidies up at the back for Deportivo and the ball is hacked clear.
      • He was sent off during the match after being tripped by Diego Simeone, and responding in the worst way a footballer could-he hacked Simeone's legs.
      • The curly-haired midfielder duly hacked his effort well wide of the near post from about seven yards.
      • On the fifth he drove it in a creek to the left and almost broke his club hacking it out of there.
      • With Farfan bearing down on him, Dida rushes to the edge of his area and hacks the ball clear.
      • Boston almost scored when a Jason Lee header from Danny Thomas' cross was hacked off the line by Baraclough.
      • He hacked a loose ball from virtually his own line well upfield and as Glasgow put on pressure, a penalty was awarded which Dan Parks slipped home.
      • The way they're both playing tonight there's only ever going to be one winner of that contest, and the Liverpool centre-half hacks the ball clear.
      • After some slapstick defending from Real, Miguel Salgado eventually hacks the ball into Row Z.
      • In this physical game, the Africans hacked Diego Maradona all day.
      • They disrupted an opposition move in midfield, and then hacked the ball on.
      • Their best chance came from a free-kick on eight yards, foolishly conceded by Ryan Esson when he should either have hacked the ball away or allow it to pass for a corner.
      • The ball was hacked half-clear to the edge of the box where Jean-Louis Valois's half-hit return was just about the only poor connection he made all day long.

  • 2informal

    (cope with, tolerate)
    aguantar informal
    • Do Leigh have the temperament to hack it on the big occasion without losing their composure, and consequently, the match?
    • Because you will never be able to hack it in the modern world.
    • You wouldn't take a job like mine if you couldn't hack it.
    • And now, we learn that its greatest champions in Europe can't hack it.
    • Chris Cusiter proved he can hack it on the big stage and the late revival showed that the men in the thistle jerseys at least have pride in their professionalism.
    • Will they be able to hack it under fire at the general election?
    • What you will not see is any mention of those students who couldn't hack it, or who didn't do any better than if they had gone through the regular school system.
    • I could never hack it as a full-time, stay-at-home dad.
    • The question is, can he still hack it live. Well, can he?
    • I should be used to this by now, but I can't hack it.
    • Many baritone players are guys who couldn't really hack it as trumpet players.
    • As the name implies, it means I've given up and I just can't hack it anymore.
    • This way I could feel like part of a community instead of the lone, sole loser, the one who couldn't hack it.
    • In one swift move, he has learned that life is tough at the cutting edge of Scottish journalism and if you can't hack it, put a knot in it.
    • Bearing in mind the conditions which affected both sides and caused lots of mistakes, it was Australia who just couldn't hack it when it came down to the crunch.
    • I think it may be all some kind of test - throw Matt a project to manage on his second day and see if he can hack it.
    • If they find that she can't hack it over two miles at the top level she'll take her place in the World Hurdle instead, but that's not the dream.
    • Who know's what the future will hold there (and how long I'll be able to hack it - reckon about a year or so).
    • Vote for other independents; at least you'll know they can hack it on their own.
    • The real surprise is how often the paid help - our legislators - agree that they can't hack it and put propositions on the ballot themselves.
  • 3informal

    (system) piratear
    • The screen froze a moment, then flashed, indicating that the block was up, and that the trade organization wouldn't be able to locate where they were hacking from.
    • And those indulging in hacking but with malicious and criminal intent are crackers.
    • Mike easily hacked into the mainframe of the US government building and began to look for a map of the layout of the building, or at least a blueprint.
    • BT would give no details of how someone could have hacked into the system.
    • Now, if only I remembered something about programming so I could hack together a Windows version…
    • I believe with further hacking it would be possible to control a fairly robust corporate or personal website with a wiki backend.
    • After hacking farther into the American Personnel files, he found the name of the chief investigator on the case.
    • Then he hacked into the computer systems and transferred money from the base's account to ours, wiping his trail clean.
    • East Carolina University has fired a computer services employee who admitted to hacking into the school's computer network nearly three years ago.
    • Mikey the Programmer is hacking away on the new FTP client feature of his groovy Macintosh software.
    • I hope his girlfriend breaks up with him today, his dog runs away and someone hacks into his AOL account and uses it to send threatening emails to the president.
    • If you want to do more, you'll have to hack around a bit or throw some parts and free software to build your own, but a minority of folks seem to go to such lengths.
    • In thirty seconds she'd hacked into the access computer.
    • She had already hacked into the Government computers within a few minutes.
    • I've just spent the morning hacking around inside a Windows 2000 registry to solve the problem of account passwords not being stored in Outlook.
    • He hacked into my e-mail accounts and read all my mail, new and old.
    • Unfortunately I started by vaguely hacking around with Perl and have developed some appalling habits which Perl quite happily lets me get away with.
    • We now have a maximum sentence of 7 years for reckless damage to a computer, 5 years for taking trade secrets, and 2 years for hacking.
    • She had hacked into the CIA database and got the picture.
    • It will also prevent outsiders hacking into police messages and allow police to go out on foot in rural areas safe in the knowledge that they are linked to the rest of the network.
    • First of all, you know we sent you that message, after you hacked into our database.
    • At the moment, banks and building societies usually cover the costs of crime, and will refund any losses if someone clones your credit card or hacks into your online account.
    • He started hacking at 14, when he and a schoolfriend had a running game of trying to get into each other's websites.
    • I like the idea of Linux, and I love puttering around with it, writing little scripts, hacking around with CGI and perl.
    • They seized books on hacking, a laptop computer and four desktop machines from his bedroom.
    • I've been so busy hacking around with HTML and building web pages about this particular subject that I have rather neglected to comment about it on here.
    • Other than a bit of hacking around with iMovie when it was first available for download a couple of years ago, I have never edited video of any kind before.
    • A Florida teenager was banged up for six months yesterday after admitting he hacked into NASA systems.
    • Ho hum, need to spend some time hacking around with Perl to see if I can get it working again!

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (cut roughly)
    hacer tajos
    to hack at sth darle (golpes) a algo
  • 2

    • 2.1(cough)

      • Bronchitis and croup (infection of the airways) always involve a hacking, barking cough.

    • 2.2hacking present participle

      (cough) áspero
      (cough) perruno informal


  • 1

    (with ax) hachazo masculine
    (with machete) machetazo masculine
    • A spot of possession allows Hamann to take a hack from 30 yards.
    • He grabbed two tries in the win at Wilderspool and repeated the brace showing blistering pace to chase Bobbie Goulding's kick and then his own hack ahead.
    • Weatherby made it 19-7 with a hack and chase to touch down.
    • His hack out of the 22 broke the Ripon siege on Ilkley's line.
    • A stroll along the beach in search of seals and shells, or a hack around the hotel's six-hole golf course, is outing enough for most.
    • My preparation amounted to a windswept hack around the Silverknowes course in Edinburgh.
    • He aims for the right hip of lefthanded hitters, and if the sinker breaks properly, they are unable to take a good hack as it crosses the inner half of the plate.
    • Jeff has a slightly open stance and takes a wicked hack at pitches he likes.
    • Only a courageous tackle by young Matthews and a fortuitous hack on saved the day as West Leeds attacked.
    • But with so many first- and second-pitch hacks, I was too heavy on the button, so I missed at least one half-inning.
    • Cabrera sat down in between prodigious hacks in the batting-practice cage and said he had a lot to learn.
    • A major scare followed as Nick Bell had trouble clearing up a kick through allowing Selby a hack on and chase but the ball went dead.
    • Combe though soon struck back after another Havant attack, which included more fortuitous hacks, was intercepted by Knuckley who took play deep into the home 22.
    • He is impatient, which leads to a lot of bad hacks.
    • Caden's red practice jersey matches those of the players taking hacks in the batting cage, hours before a game against the Padres.
    • He also smashed a couple of hacks high into the crowd.
    • In this hack and slash action adventure you control a party three characters - a fighter, sorcerer and rogue.
    • The extra time has paid off; Blalock has cut down on his first-pitch hacks and is hitting better than.300.
    • So, Jude chopped it down with only a few hacks from his hatchet and he and Josie carried it home.
    • He used to take hacks at my tires after school.
  • 2

    (in soccer) patada feminine
    (in basketball) manotazo masculine
    • Barnetta does his finest Cristiano Ronaldo impression, welling up as the ref takes his name for a hack at Shelayev.
    • Frings is booked for a Deco-v-Holland-style hack at Deco.
    • Unfortunately for Marc and Bobby Sura, he took out many months of anger on Sura's head with a vicious hack as the Warrior attempted a layup.
    • It might be more than fair to wonder where the points are going to come from when so many bumps and hacks aren't whistled.
    • Yellow card for Mauricio Solis for a despicable hack on Edison Mendez.
    • Coly is booked for a little hack on Alexandersson.
    • The Dens player-boss, claiming the hack was unintended, almost agreed.
    • Vieira picked up his first caution for a hack at van Bommel, who himself was lucky to escape a caution for following through on Campbell.
    • It that been that way from the moment in the fourth minute when Ferdinand became the first of nine bookings by Andy D' Urso for a silly hack at William Gallas.
    • The second card, for Quashie, did follow an intentional, brutish hack at Belmadi, who went looking for revenge and was also booked.
    • Absolutely needless foul conceded by Van Der Meyde for a hack at Ljungberg.
    • While he did catch him in the head, the hack in no way merited a suspension.
    • The play was a little chippy, with what looked like Pippen taking some strong hacks at Celtics players.
    • Gonzalez has a hack at someone else - who makes sure the ref knows he's in ‘agony’.
    • Cafu has a hack at Cahill's ankles and trots sheepishly away as Culina lines up the free-kick.
    • After that, Justin Gregory might also have gone, but was so inexpert in trying to kick Jeffers that he missed with the hack.

intransitive verb

  • 1US informal

    (drive taxi)
    trabajar de taxista
    currelar de taxista Spain informal
    ruletear Mexico informal
  • 2British

    pasear a caballo

There are 2 main translations of hack in Spanish

: hack1hack2


escritorzuelo, n.

Pronunciation /hak//hæk/


  • 1derogatory

    (writer) escritorzuelo masculine derogatory
    (writer) escritorzuela feminine derogatory
    (journalist) gacetillero masculine derogatory
    (journalist) gacetillera feminine derogatory
    (writer) (before noun) de pacotilla
    (work/writing) de poca monta
    (work/writing) pedestre
    he was just another film hack era otro directorcillo cualquiera
    • hack reporter reportero de bajo calibre or de pacotilla
    • A handful of idealistic hacks questioned the journalistic ethics of accepting freebies, but they no longer work at the paper.
    • Their slow-burning songs bear enough resemblance to Cave to have music journalists and PR hacks throwing around big nice words.
    • They discovered the bar crammed full of newspaper hacks and TV presenters, tapping away at laptops and writing in notepads.
    • The article and accompanying cartoon were projected on a screen in front of a room of hacks and sub-editors, as the master dissected it.
    • While big budget often means lousy script and too many hacks spending the money, low-budget doesn't automatically mean quality.
    • Scott Roberts's screenplay crackles with crisp dialogue that's never so witty that it sounds forced, or like a hack writer showing off.
    • Most of the folks coming are friends, but they've invited their neighbours - a hack writer and his wife - to smooth over a dispute about the dog.
    • But even a third-rate hack, wannabe journalist like me can spot bad reporting.
    • But new recruits will need to cultivate diplomacy, and that frequently eludes a successful newspaper hack.
    • Was the poor gentleman under the impression that I am a councillor or a psychiatrist instead of just a newspaper hack?
    • Scriptwriters insist on depicting reporters as unscrupulous, hard-bitten hacks who'd sooner sell their granny than miss out on a scoop.
    • Once upon a time, the hacks of Fleet Street and the politicians of Whitehall were all on the same side - that of the British establishment, united against the public.
    • ‘It's a stock pickers' market’ is sometimes misused by market hacks to describe a dull or flat market.
    • Editorial and headline writers and the hacks at the television news outlets have no time for such contradictions.
    • We newspaper hacks have been deluding ourselves.
    • It was an era before distrust, cynicism, agents, and chequebook journalism permanently soured the relationship between footballers and hacks.
    • As you will sure agree, what follows is some of the most illuminating journalism since those two hacks at the Washington Post brought Watergate down on Nixon.
    • Meanwhile, literary hacks and Grub Street writers produced popular pot boilers for the masses.
    • Whether these journalists are hacks or heroes is not the issue.
    • But is her secret, as some rivals are sniffily suggesting, simply to have let tabloid newspaper hacks loose in the more respectful world of magazines?
  • 2

    • 2.1Riding

      (for riding) caballo de silla masculine
      (for hire) caballo de alquiler masculine
      • A Munnings horse on the other hand has a lot of the stable about it - a lot of knowledge, no doubt, and a lot to attract others who know their hacks, hunters and ponies.
      • The stables catered for hacks, hunters, carriage horses and carriages and the Georgian quadrangle was established as the ideal pattern.
      • English breeders are turning their attention chiefly to hacks, hunters and heavy draft horses.
      • As to who of the above appeared on the sacred gallops on bicycles, who on hacks and who in motors, we can only surmise.
      • They are quite often sent off on loan for someone to use as hacks or show jump them.

    • 2.2Riding
      (worn-out horse)

      jaco masculine
      jamelgo masculine
      • Having escaped serious injury throughout his racing career, Tommy was lamed for life through a fall from his hack while riding to the post office in the Curragh Camp.
      • A smart trainer at Newmarket will ride out on the Heath on his hack, which may be a sumptuous former racehorse.

    • 2.3British Riding

      paseo a caballo masculine
      • Bally seemed content with her new role: grazing the field was interrupted by the odd hack out, and then back to eating.
      • One favoured method of working off excess energy before a work out or a hack is to lunge the horse for a short period before mounting.
      • My horse actually got a scab on her leg from a hack and I've spent the last four days at the barn treating it and of course, riding!
      • Sunday is also unofficially Kids Day and there will more horse events including junior hacks and riding classes as well as some fun prizes for the prettiest mare and handsomest colt in the gala ring.
      • Lessons continued in her 21-horse centre, but the country hacks, popular with tourists, have stopped, bringing a massive loss of business.

  • 3

    • 3.1US informal (taxi driver)

      taxista masculine
      tachero masculine River Plate informal
      tachera feminine River Plate informal
      ruletero masculine Mexico informal
      ruletera feminine Mexico informal

    • 3.2US informal (taxi)

      taxi masculine
      tacho masculine River Plate informal
      • You're going to have to take me or I'll turn you in and you'll lose your hack license.