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ax

noun
variants: or

axe

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 of ax layoff (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]Words Related to ax pink slip; bird [chiefly British], boot, bum's rush, downsizing, firing, heave-ho, sack; closing, shutdown; shakeout, shake-upNear Antonyms of ax callback, recall, reemployment, rehire, rehiring


ax

verb
variants: or

axe

Synonyms and Antonyms of ax

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


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