usage note
This word may also be spelled “ax.”
ax (US)
(tool) hacha (f)
when the axe fell cuando se descargó el golpe
to have an axe to grind tener un interés creado
I have no axe to grind no tengo ningún interés personal
to get or be given the axe [+employee] ser despedido
...rumours that 500 workers at the plant are to get the axe
[+project] ser cancelado
It is one of four major projects to be given the axe in the last 6 months to give sb the axe despedir a algn dejar plantado a algn I got the axe me dejó plantado
transitive verb
[+budget] recortar; [+project, service] cancelar; [+jobs] reducir
Community projects are being axed by hard-pressed social services departments The programme was axed after just three episodes
[+staff] despedir;
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