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axe

verb [T] ( also US ax)
 
 
/æks/
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.
Translations of “axe”
in Korean 도끼…
in Arabic بَلْطة…
in French sabrer (dans)…
in Turkish bir şeyden, birinden aniden kurtulmak, kesip atmak…
in Italian ascia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (突然)裁減,撤銷,取消,砍掉…
in Russian сокращать…
in Polish likwidować…
in Spanish recortar, reducir…
in Portuguese machado…
in German rücksichtslos kürzen…
in Catalan destral…
in Japanese (木を切る)おの…
in Chinese (Simplified) (突然)裁减,撤销,取消,砍掉…
(Definition of axe verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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