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hack, drudge, hacker (noun)
one who works hard at boring tasks
machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack, hack (noun)
a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
hack, hack writer, literary hack (noun)
a mediocre and disdained writer
a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
cab, hack, taxi, taxicab (noun)
a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
hack, jade, nag, plug (noun)
an old or over-worked horse
a horse kept for hire
a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.
chop, hack (verb)
cut with a hacking tool
hack, cut (verb)
be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
"he hacked his way through the forest"
kick on the arms
kick on the shins
hack, hack on (verb)
fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"
hack, cut up (verb)
significantly cut up a manuscript
hack, whoop (verb)
"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"
Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The show also aired in the UK on ITV3, in Australia on Network Ten, and in France on M6. The final four episodes of Season One were never aired in the UK as ITV3 allowed their broadcast rights to lapse before they were shown. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with corruption and now works as a taxi driver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The charges of corruption were never clearly proven but Olshansky, riddled with guilt, considers it his duty to make up for his past wrongs by helping those the police will not help. Olshansky saves many lives and people by going above and beyond the call of duty, becoming a kind of heroic vigilante. He receives "inside" help from within the police force from his friend Marcellus Washington, played by Andre Braugher, who often comes close to risking his own career. Meanwhile, he tries to repair his relationship with his young son, Mikey, and rebuild his life after losing his marriage, his son's admiration, his professional identity, and his reputation. Co-stars Jacqueline Torres as Olshanshky's neighbor, and George Dzundza as long-time priest and confidant.