hack off


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hack something off

to chop something off. I need to get up that tree and hack that big branch off before it bangs on the house. Please hack off that big branch.
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hack off

v.
1. To cut something off, usually with rough or heavy blows: The gardener hacked off the branch with a machete. We hacked the old shingles off the side of the house.
2. Chiefly British To annoy someone: That attitude really hacks me off. The drunken celebrity really hacked off the entertainment reporter.
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Jarrod of New Market, Minnesota, only saved himself by using a piece of metal to hack off the mangled arm.
Did she have to hack off all her lovely blonde locks?
A MUM came home to find her son, niece and nephew dead after a brutal killer tried to hack off their heads.
If it's a caveman thing - you know, once we used to hack off the umbilical with a rock and we should give in to our powerful ancient instincts - well fine, do the caveman thing.
Rescuers believe they hack off the ears to remove tattoos which would identify them.
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