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axes

noun (1)
plural of ax

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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axes

noun (2)
plural of axis

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1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • in addition to being the suburb's social axis, the country club is the place where deals are made and partnerships are forged

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2 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection
  • an axis of previously nonaligned nations

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axes

verb
present tense third-person singular of ax

Synonyms & Antonyms of axes (Entry 3 of 3)

to let go from office, service, or employment
  • the boss will ax anyone who leaks company secrets

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“Axes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/axes. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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