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English definition of “axe”
axe (also US ax)
/æks/ verb [T]
› HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to get rid of large numbers of employees, especially in order to reduce costs: axe jobs/posts/staff One of the UK's biggest retailers yesterday unveiled plans to axe up to 1,000 jobs in an attempt to kickstart its recovery.
› to stop providing a particular service because it is no longer profitable: Increased competition has forced several low-cost airlines to axe flights on major routes.