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ax

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ax

  1. the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <the company was hemorrhaging money, so 700 employees would soon be given the ax> Synonyms layoff (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]Related Words pink slip; bird [chiefly British], boot, bum's rush, downsizing, firing, heave-ho, sack; closing, shutdown; shakeout, shake-upNear Antonyms callback, recall, reemployment, rehire, rehiring



Variants of ax

or axe

ax

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ax

  1. to let go from office, service, or employment <the boss will ax anyone who leaks company secrets> Synonyms dismiss (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn offRelated Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on



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