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axe | ax (1)

Meaning: to dismiss someone from a job (v.) | dismissal from a job (n.)

For example:

  • Because of the economic downturn, many companies will have to axe a lot of their workers.

  • Anyone who creates too many problems for the boss will get the ax.

Note: "axe" is mostly used in British spelling and "ax" is mostly used in American spelling

Quick Quiz:

The company had to axe Georgio because he
  1. worked too hard
  2. always came early
  3. made too many mistakes

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