Tesauro Inglês
(substantivo) 
Definition
a hand tool with one side of its head sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees and splitting timber
She took an axe and chopped down some trees.
Sinônimos
hatchet
I have a small hatchet, not near sharp enough.
,
chopper
,
tomahawk
,
cleaver
,
adze
(verbo) 
Definition
to dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure), or terminate (a project)
(informal)  Community projects are being axed by the government.
Sinônimos
,
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.
,
wind up
,
turn off (informal)
, ,
cut back
,
terminate
Her next remark abruptly terminated the conversation.
,
dispense with
,
discontinue
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
,
pull the plug on
(verbo) 
Definition
to dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure), or terminate (a project)
(informal)  He was axed by the club after his comments about a referee.
Sinônimos
dismiss
the power to dismiss civil servants who refuse to work
,
fire (informal)
She was fired from her job.
,
sack (informal)
They were sacked for financial mismanagement.
,
remove
The senate voted to remove him.
,
get rid of
,
discharge
He was dishonourably discharged from the army.
,
throw out
,
oust
The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
,
give (someone) their marching orders
,
give the boot to (slang, old-fashioned)
,
give the bullet to (British, slang)
,
give the push to
,
give (someone) their P45 (British, informal)
,
give (someone) their pink slip (US, informal)
,
kennet (Australian, slang)
,
jeff (Australian, slang)
(verbo) 
Sinônimos
cut down
,
fell
Badly infected trees should be felled.
,
chop
We were set to work chopping wood.
,
hew
He felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.

expressão idiomática

See an axe to grind

frase

See the axe

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of cancel
Definition
to stop (something that has been arranged) from taking place
The foreign minister has cancelled his visit to Washington.
Sinônimos
call off,
put off,
forget about,
put on ice,
in the sense of chop
Definition
to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp tool
We were set to work chopping wood.
in the sense of discharge
Definition
to dismiss (someone) from duty or employment
He was dishonourably discharged from the army.
Sinônimos
sack (informal),
fire (informal),
give (someone) the boot (slang),
give (someone) the sack (informal),
give (someone) their P45 (British, informal),
give (someone) their pink slip (US, informal),
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)

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