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Definition of ax verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ax

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//æks//
     
    (also axe) [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they axaxe he / she / it axes past simple axed -ing form axing
     
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  1. 1 ax something to get rid of a service, system, etc. or to reduce the money spent on it by a large amount Other less profitable services will be axed later this year.
  2. 2ax somebody to remove someone from their job Jones has been axed from the team.
  3. 3ax somebody to kill someone with an ax

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