Axe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æks|  American pronunciation of the word axe
Brit.  |æks|  British pronunciation of the word axe


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


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


...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...

They are facing the axe.

The show has been given the axe.

The local hospital has been saved from the axe.

Eleven ministers have been axed.

Twenty-six schools have been axed in Durham.

There are plans to axe 2600 staff.

TV's longest running show is to be axed.

The project can get the axe at any time.

He got the axe last week and now has no job.

I got the axe from school.

Hundreds of workers are to be axed at the end of May.

The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it

Word forms

I/you/we/they: axe
he/she/it: axes
present participle: axing
past tense: axed
past participle: axed
singular: axe
plural: axes
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