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.
Origin of ax
Examples from the Web for axed
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
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
However the breakfast show they were working on has been axed and will be replaced by a show called The Bump.
Jimnez axed the one that had the child: Where is these Indians that has run away?The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise|Walter Hardenburg
Dat he best know hisself; but if my 'pinion am axed, I should say, to wipe de fellah's nose wiv.Cudjo's Cave|J. T. Trowbridge
When he knocked, a hundred little imps popped their heads out through the bars, and axed him what he wanted.Humours of Irish Life|Various
Would you mind telling me why you axed me all about them two meetings?A Woman at Bay|Nicholas Carter
But he give me his card and axed me to write to him if I ever heard anything further from em, or about em.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm|Alice B. Emerson
see axe (n.).
In addition to the idiom beginning with ax
- ax to grind
- get the ax