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 axing
The axing has inspired countless articles on appropriate dismissal methods.
Smith has said she got the impression that her axing came from the suits upstairs, not from show creator Shonda Rhimes.
Why, sir, axing yer pardon, yer edication must have been sadly neglected.'
Is it axing any harm, thin, any ondacency of a poor lone widder woman, your honour wud be afther?Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
No, then, indeed I didn't, darling; and glad enough he was to be axing me.The Macdermots of Ballycloran|Anthony Trollope
But I has my raisons for axing, from things as Ive a eard him say, and oncommon good raisons too.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
There's a jintleman in the drawing-room as is axing afther masther.The Kellys and the O'Kellys|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin and History for axing
see axe (n.).
Medicine definitions for axing
Idioms and Phrases with axing
In addition to the idiom beginning with ax
- ax to grind
- get the ax