hack together

hack together

(jargon)
To throw something together so it will work. Unlike "kluge together" or "cruft together", this does not necessarily have negative connotations.
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Cathy added: "We thought the challenge would be simple as we hack together a lot, however, with spending most weekends over the summer competing and fighting the British weather, fitting the miles in has been a challenge.
The first of the boards appeared in 1979, when a snowstorm provoked hobbyists Ward Christensen and Randy Suess to hack together something they called EBBS, the Computerized Bulletin Board System, for their Chicago-area computer users group.
Director Miroslav Mandic picks ordinary working folk from Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik to show how love is sewing the torn social fabric hack together.
The place is broken, and each took on an assignment that could help put it hack together, despite the palpable physical danger.
Now that the pieces are coming back together--all the king's men will put Humpty-Dumpty hack together again--what will be the new energy trading business?
I considered it as likely as getting the Go-Go's hack together just so they could sleep with me," he says.