Ax - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |aks|  American pronunciation of the word ax
Brit.  |├Žks|

noun

- an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle (syn: axe)

verb

- chop or split with an ax(syn: axe)
- terminate(syn: axe)

Examples

...the company was hemorrhaging money, so 700 employees would soon be given the ax...

The boss told him that he had been axed.

...the boss will ax anyone who leaks company secrets...

The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it

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