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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  hack
  
  
      [very common]
  
      1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.
  
      2. n. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work
      that produces exactly what is needed.
  
      3. vt. To bear emotionally or physically. ?I can't hack this heat!?
  
      4. vt. To work on something (typically a program). In an immediate sense: ?
      What are you doing?? ?I'm hacking TECO.? In a general (time-extended)
      sense: ?What do you do around here?? ?I hack TECO.? More generally, ?I hack
      foo? is roughly equivalent to ?foo is my major interest (or project)?. ?I
      hack solid-state physics.? See Hacking X for Y.
  
      5. vt. To pull a prank on. See sense 2 and hacker (sense 5).
  
      6. vi. To interact with a computer in a playful and exploratory rather than
      goal-directed way. ?Whatcha up to?? ?Oh, just hacking.?
  
      7. n. Short for hacker.
  
      8. See nethack.
  
      9. [MIT] v. To explore the basements, roof ledges, and steam tunnels of a
      large, institutional building, to the dismay of Physical Plant workers and
      (since this is usually performed at educational institutions) the Campus
      Police. This activity has been found to be eerily similar to playing
      adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Zork. See also vadding
      .
  
      Constructions on this term abound. They include happy hacking (a farewell),
      how's hacking? (a friendly greeting among hackers) and hack, hack (a fairly
      content-free but friendly comment, often used as a temporary farewell). For
      more on this totipotent term see The Meaning of Hack. See also neat hack,
      real hack.
  

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