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ax also: (British English) axe
American English: /æks/
British English: /aks/

Translation of ax in Spanish:

noun

  • the ax fell on public spending
    hubo recortes en el gasto público
    to give somebody the ax
    despedir or echar a alguien
    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]

transitive verb

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