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 (/ 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 lifted it and hacked at the door again, and again, and small chips of wood started to fly off.
      • 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.
      • I grinned as I hacked at my old jeans, turning them into a pair of shorts.
      • He hacked at a wall of vines, which fell and revealed a gaping, black hole.
      • 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.
      • Police in Trowbridge are appealing for witnesses after thugs hacked at a tree in the park on Saturday afternoon.
      • He'd shimmy up with a machete, hack them off and let them fall to the ground.
      • He ran forward and began to hack at him, each slash more powerful than the last.
      • The Romans' idea of a great evening was to watch gladiators hack each other apart, and then top it off with a drunken orgy.
      • 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.
      • But that would be to hack off the branches of the argument rather than to undermine the roots.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • People with knives hacked at the bodies of the dead.
      • She had wavy black hair that looked like it had been hacked at with a knife.
      • Whirling bodies slashed and hacked at each other; the slaughter was horrendous.
      • 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 smashed the back window with a fire extinguisher, while others hacked at the roof.
      • We all threw blankets over him, and he had to hack off this charred mass with a Swiss Army Knife.
      • With a machete, he hacked low branches and vines to clear the boat's path through the flooded forest.

    • 1.2Sport

      (in soccer) darle una patada a
      (in basketball) golpear en el brazo
      • With Farfan bearing down on him, Dida rushes to the edge of his area and hacks the ball clear.
      • His header was hacked off the goal line as Kendal looked to double their lead.
      • Woeful defending from Niclas Alexandersson almost lets Rooney in, but Olof Mellberg hacks the ball over the bar to concede a corner.
      • After some slapstick defending from Real, Miguel Salgado eventually hacks the ball into Row Z.
      • Kuffour chases him, similarly ignorant of the referee's assistant, and hacks him down.
      • In injury time, Maxwell did beat Boswell with a header but Burscough skipper Stephen McNulty hacked the ball off the line for a corner.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The curly-haired midfielder duly hacked his effort well wide of the near post from about seven yards.
      • 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.
      • 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 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.
      • 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.
      • In this physical game, the Africans hacked Diego Maradona all day.
      • 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.
      • Roberto Carlos has taken to hacking the ball miles into the stand in desperation.
      • On the fifth he drove it in a creek to the left and almost broke his club hacking it out of there.
      • Spain win another free-kick as Joaquin is hacked down.
      • Porto attack, but Sergio tidies up at the back for Deportivo and the ball is hacked clear.
      • They disrupted an opposition move in midfield, and then hacked the ball on.

  • 2informal

    (cope with, tolerate)
    aguantar informal
  • 3informal

    (system) piratear

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (cut roughly)
    hacer tajos
    to hack at sth despedazar algo
  • 2

  • 3

    perruno informal


  • 1

    (with ax) hachazo masculine
    (with machete) machetazo masculine
  • 2

    (in soccer) patada feminine
    (in basketball) manotazo masculine

There are 2 main translations of hack in Spanish

: hack1hack2


escritorzuelo, n.

Pronunciation: /hæk//hak/


  • 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 reportera de bajo calibre / de pacotilla
    • 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.
    • Scott Roberts's screenplay crackles with crisp dialogue that's never so witty that it sounds forced, or like a hack writer showing off.
    • 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.
    • But new recruits will need to cultivate diplomacy, and that frequently eludes a successful newspaper hack.
    • A handful of idealistic hacks questioned the journalistic ethics of accepting freebies, but they no longer work at the paper.
    • ‘It's a stock pickers' market’ is sometimes misused by market hacks to describe a dull or flat market.
    • While big budget often means lousy script and too many hacks spending the money, low-budget doesn't automatically mean quality.
    • Editorial and headline writers and the hacks at the television news outlets have no time for such contradictions.
    • They discovered the bar crammed full of newspaper hacks and TV presenters, tapping away at laptops and writing in notepads.
    • 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 is her secret, as some rivals are sniffily suggesting, simply to have let tabloid newspaper hacks loose in the more respectful world of magazines?
    • We newspaper hacks have been deluding ourselves.
    • Was the poor gentleman under the impression that I am a councillor or a psychiatrist instead of just a newspaper hack?
    • 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 was an era before distrust, cynicism, agents, and chequebook journalism permanently soured the relationship between footballers and hacks.
    • Whether these journalists are hacks or heroes is not the issue.
    • But even a third-rate hack, wannabe journalist like me can spot bad reporting.
    • Scriptwriters insist on depicting reporters as unscrupulous, hard-bitten hacks who'd sooner sell their granny than miss out on a scoop.
    • Their slow-burning songs bear enough resemblance to Cave to have music journalists and PR hacks throwing around big nice words.
    • Meanwhile, literary hacks and Grub Street writers produced popular pot boilers for the masses.
    • Vote for other independents; at least you'll know they can hack it on their own.
    • Many baritone players are guys who couldn't really hack it as trumpet players.
    • 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.
    • This way I could feel like part of a community instead of the lone, sole loser, the one who couldn't hack it.
    • The question is, can he still hack it live. Well, can he?
    • As the name implies, it means I've given up and I just can't hack it anymore.
    • 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.
    • I could never hack it as a full-time, stay-at-home dad.
    • You wouldn't take a job like mine if you couldn't hack it.
    • Will they be able to hack it under fire at the general election?
    • 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.
    • And now, we learn that its greatest champions in Europe can't hack it.
    • I should be used to this by now, but I can't hack it.
    • 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.
    • Do Leigh have the temperament to hack it on the big occasion without losing their composure, and consequently, the match?
    • 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.
    • Because you will never be able to hack it in the modern world.
    • 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).
    • 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 like the idea of Linux, and I love puttering around with it, writing little scripts, hacking around with CGI and perl.
    • 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.
    • She had hacked into the CIA database and got the picture.
    • 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.
    • Then he hacked into the computer systems and transferred money from the base's account to ours, wiping his trail clean.
    • He hacked into my e-mail accounts and read all my mail, new and old.
    • Mikey the Programmer is hacking away on the new FTP client feature of his groovy Macintosh software.
    • After hacking farther into the American Personnel files, he found the name of the chief investigator on the case.
    • 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.
    • They seized books on hacking, a laptop computer and four desktop machines from his bedroom.
    • 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.
    • Now, if only I remembered something about programming so I could hack together a Windows version…
    • 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.
    • Ho hum, need to spend some time hacking around with Perl to see if I can get it working again!
    • East Carolina University has fired a computer services employee who admitted to hacking into the school's computer network nearly three years ago.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Unfortunately I started by vaguely hacking around with Perl and have developed some appalling habits which Perl quite happily lets me get away with.
    • I believe with further hacking it would be possible to control a fairly robust corporate or personal website with a wiki backend.
    • He started hacking at 14, when he and a schoolfriend had a running game of trying to get into each other's websites.
    • 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.
    • And those indulging in hacking but with malicious and criminal intent are crackers.
    • BT would give no details of how someone could have hacked into the system.
    • First of all, you know we sent you that message, after you hacked into our database.
    • She had already hacked into the Government computers within a few minutes.
    • A Florida teenager was banged up for six months yesterday after admitting he hacked into NASA systems.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 2

    • 2.1(horse)

      (for riding) caballo de silla masculine
      (for hire) caballo de alquiler masculine
      • As to who of the above appeared on the sacred gallops on bicycles, who on hacks and who in motors, we can only surmise.
      • 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.
      • English breeders are turning their attention chiefly to hacks, hunters and heavy draft horses.
      • The stables catered for hacks, hunters, carriage horses and carriages and the Georgian quadrangle was established as the ideal pattern.
      • They are quite often sent off on loan for someone to use as hacks or show jump them.

    • 2.2(worn-out horse)

      jaco masculine
      jamelgo masculine
      • A smart trainer at Newmarket will ride out on the Heath on his hack, which may be a sumptuous former racehorse.
      • 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.

    • 2.3British (ride)

      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.
      • 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!
      • Lessons continued in her 21-horse centre, but the country hacks, popular with tourists, have stopped, bringing a massive loss of business.
      • 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.
      • 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.

  • 3

    • 3.1(taxi driver)

      (masculine and feminine) taxista masculine
      tachero masculine River Plate informal
      tachera feminine River Plate informal
      ruletero masculine Mexico informal
      ruletera feminine Mexico informal

    • 3.2(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.

intransitive verb

  • 1USinformal

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

    pasear a caballo