Translation of ax in Spanish:
- hacha (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) the ax fell on public spending hubo recortes en el gasto público to give sb the ax despedir* or echar a algn I was the first to get o be given the ax fui el primero al que despidieron or echaron or pusieron en la calle the series was given the ax after only three episodes suprimieron or cancelaron la serie después de tan solo tres capítulos to have an ax to grind tener* un interés personal I have no ax to grind yo no tengo un interés personal en el asunto, a mí ni me va ni me viene [colloquial/familiar]
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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