noun, plural ax·es [ak-siz]. /ˈæk sɪz/.
- dismissal from employment: to get the ax.
- expulsion from school.
- rejection by a lover, friend, etc.: His girlfriend gave him the ax.
- any usually summary removal or curtailment.
verb (used with object), axed, ax·ing.
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Origin of ax
OTHER WORDS FROM axaxlike, adjective
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Marlow: I think that season finale episodes are tough, and a few of those threads definitely should have been axed.‘Orange Is the New Black’: Inside the Wild S2 Finale and What’s Next for Season 3|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, he has axed the sub-group of the project that was slated to work on the cognitive level.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was bad enough that veterans, theatre critic Michael Feingold and food critic Robert Sietsema were both axed.'The Village Voice' Was Crazy to Fire Him: 5 Reasons Why Michael Musto Matters|Tricia Romano|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Since May 2010, the public sector has axed 1.125 million jobs.Jobs Report: Don’t Panic Yet—the Numbers Will (Probably) Be Revised Up|Daniel Gross|April 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fox also axed Dick Morris, who repeatedly predicted that Mitt Romney would beat Obama in an electoral landslide.Roger Ailes Couldn’t Care Less What You Think About His Obama Comments|Howard Kurtz|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He said dat he loved me den too, but hit wus three Sundays 'fore he axed ter see me home.
Den de captain of de Yankees come to Mammy's cabin an' axed her whar de meat house an' flour an' sech at.
Dey killed an' stold ever'thing, an' at last ole massa went to Raleigh an' axed fer a gyard.
He knows I've got a still over hyeh as well as you do—an' he's never axed a question nor peeped an eye.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
I made-b'lieve as you were to be tried next week, and I axed him to come to the trial.Sue, A Little Heroine|L. T. Meade
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Idioms and Phrases with ax
In addition to the idiom beginning with ax
- ax to grind
- get the ax