axe

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Singular
axe

Plural
axes

An axe in a log.
  1. (countable) An axe is a tool made from a short blade on a long handle. Axes are often used to cut wood.

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Plain form
axe

Third-person singular
axes

Past tense
axed

Past participle
axed

Present participle
axing

  1. (transitive) If you axe something, you chop it with an axe.
  2. (transitive) If you axe something, you end or reduce it in a sudden or mean way.
    The government announced its plans to axe public spending.
    The broadcaster axed the series because far less people than expected watched it.
  3. (transitive) If you axe someone, you fire a person from their job.
    He got axed in the last round of firings.