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To phish for something is to secretly and dishonestly get information such as credit card details, usernames and login details by using fake websites and emails.

Examples of use:

a) Fake toolbars phish for personal details on Facebook.

b) Thieves phish for bank card details.

c) He was caught phishing for financial information, and went to prison for three years.

infinitive
phish for
present simple
phish for and phishes for
-ing form
phishing for
past simple
phished for
past participle
phished for

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To hack into something is to get into someone else’s computer system or online account secretly, and often illegally, in order to look at their information or do something illegal.

Examples of use:

1. Someone tried to hack into my father’s computer yesterday.

2. The office computer was hacked into and all their files have been deleted.

3. A person who hacks into other people’s computers is called a hacker.

4. News headline: ‘Foreign spies’ hack into Australian PM’s computer.

5. They hacked into the Playstation Network and stole customers’ personal data.

infinitive
hack into
present simple
hack into and hacks into
-ing form
hacking into
past simple
hacked into
past participle
hacked into

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