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"Hang it! take 'em hack to the ship!"

What does 'hack' mean in this sentence? I can't find the right meaning of 'hack' in my dictionary. In addition, What does 'hang it' mean?

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closed as off-topic by user3169, Eddie Kal, Nathan Tuggy, Hellion, RubioRic Oct 2 '18 at 8:43

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  • The book's title is 'Mystery of the Tree House'. I think this book is very popular for the children in USA, I'm not native english speaker though. – Dasik Sep 29 '18 at 13:33
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it asks about a misprint in a book. – user3169 Sep 29 '18 at 21:03
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Must be misprint of 'back'. The 'h' key is adjacent to the 'b' key on many keyboard layouts. The text later confirms this. This is repeated on the Google Books version of "Magic Tree House Fact & Fiction: Pirates" By Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne

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  • Indeed, "Take 'em back to the ship". – Lambie Sep 29 '18 at 14:20

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