- 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.
- 2ax somebody to remove someone from their job Jones has been axed from the team.
- 3ax somebody to kill someone with an ax
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