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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 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


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 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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