Translation of "axe" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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axenoun [ C ]

US also ax uk /æks/ us /æks/

a tool that has a heavy iron or steel blade at the end of a long wooden handle, used for cutting wood

Julian used an axe to chop down the old apple tree. 朱利安用斧子砍倒了那棵老苹果树。
the axe US also the ax

the situation in which someone loses their job

Over 500 staff are facing the axe. 在诺丁汉的工厂,500多位员工面临被解雇的命运。
get the axe US also get the ax

When a service, plan, etc. gets the axe, it is stopped or prevented from happening.

Religious programmes will be the first to get the axe if she's put in charge of the station. 如果她负责电台工作,宗教节目将首先被砍掉。

axeverb [ T ]

US also ax uk /æks/ us /æks/

to reduce services, jobs, payments, etc. a lot or completely without warning or in a single action

Because of the recession the company is to axe 350 jobs. 因为经济不景气,公司将裁员350人。
The TV series will be axed owing to a decline in popularity. 因为收视率下降,这部电视连续剧会被砍掉。

(Translation of “axe” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)