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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]
    Example sentences
    • John enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, feeding wild turkeys, his dog, sawing and chopping wood with his axe and swede saw.
    • He threw up the axe handle and I chopped the wood almost in two.
    • After the game finished, he was surprised to find the wooden handle of his axe had rotted.

transitive verb

  • (expenditure/costs)
    recortar
    reducir
    (project/services)
    suprimir
    cancelar
    (employee)
    despedir
    Example sentences
    • Car park security staff jobs have been axed at Bradford Royal Infirmary - as hospital bosses try to solve the hospital's cash crisis.
    • The 33,000 former staff whose jobs were axed as part of the recovery programme are unlikely to join the celebrations, however.
    • Shows were being axed, and others ruthlessly dumped in graveyard slots after just a couple of weeks.

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