hack off

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hack off (third-person singular simple present hacks off, present participle hacking off, simple past and past participle hacked off)

  1. (transitive) To remove by hacking; to cut off
    • 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Dealings of Captain Sharkey with Stephen Craddock
      It was one of them, for example, which provoked Lieutenant Maynard to hack off Blackbeard's head, and to spear it upon the end of his bowsprit. But, as a rule, the pirate ruffled and bullied and drabbed without let or hindrance, until it was time for him to go back to his ship once more.
    • 2010, Daily Mail, Oi, Bish... 'Er Indoors at Buck House wants a word, 22 November 2010
      At weekend schools, young Muslims, aged between six and 15, are receiving lessons in how to hack off a criminal's hand or foot.
  2. (transitive) To annoy

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