Definition of escape the ax
- The school program escaped the ax this year and will continue as before.
: to get away (as by flight)
: to issue from confinement
: to run wild from cultivation
: an act or instance of escaping: such as
: flight from confinement
: evasion of something undesirable
: providing a means of escape
: providing a means of evading a regulation, claim, or commitment
: a cutting tool that consists of a heavy edged head fixed to a handle with the edge parallel to the handle and that is used especially for felling trees and chopping and splitting wood
: removal from office or release from employment : dismissal
: to shape, dress (see 1dress 6e), or trim with an ax
: to chop, split, or sever with an ax
: to remove abruptly (as from employment or from a budget)
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