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  1. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.
  2. An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
  3. (colloquial) A dismissal or rejection.
His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the .
  • Dutch: bijl, strijdbijl
  • French: hache(fr)f
  • German: Korb(de)m
  • Italian: scarto(it, taglio, m}}, {{t-, it)m
  • Spanish: hacha(es)f
verb (ax, ing)
  1. (transitive) To fell or chop with an axe.
  2. (transitive) To terminate or reduce tremendously in a rough or ruthless manner.
The government announced its plans to public spending.
The broadcaster axed the series because far less people than expected watched it.

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