Synonyms of axe
1 abandonDictionary (informal) • Community projects are being axed by the government.
end • Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting.
eliminate • The Act has not eliminated discrimination in employment.
cancel • The foreign minister has cancelled his visit to Washington.
scrap • We should scrap nuclear and chemical weapons.
turn off (informal)
terminate • Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
discontinue • Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
pull the plug on
2 dismissDictionary (informal) • She was axed by the Edinburgh club in October after her comments about a referee.
dismiss • the power to dismiss civil servants who refuse to work
fire (informal) • She was sent a letter saying she was fired from her job.
sack (informal) • He was sacked for slapping a schoolboy.
remove • The senate voted to remove him.
get rid of
discharge • the regulation that gay people should be discharged from the military
oust • The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
give (someone) their marching orders
give the boot to (slang)
give the bullet to (British, slang)
give the push to
give someone his or her P45 (informal)
kennet (Australian, slang)
jeff (Australian, slang)
IDIOM:▷ an axe to grind
PHRASE:▷ the axe
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cancelIf you cancel something that has been arranged, you stop it from happening. If you cancel an order for goods or services, you tell the person or organization supplying them that you no longer wish to receive them.
• The foreign minister has cancelled his visit to Washington.
chopIf you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe.
• We were set to work chopping wood.
• the regulation that gay people should be discharged from the military
Thesaurus for axe from the Collins English Thesaurus
a hand tool with one side of its head forged and sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees, splitting timber, etc