Translation of "axe" - English-Traditional 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. 茱利安用斧子砍倒了那棵老蘋果樹。
the axe US also the ax

the situation in which someone loses their job

Over 500 staff are facing the axe. 在諾丁漢的工廠有500多位員工面臨被解僱的命運。
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. 如果她負責電台工作,宗教節目將首先被刪掉。

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. 因為經濟不景氣,公司將裁員350人。
The TV series will be axed owing to a decline in popularity. 因為收視率下降,這齣電視連續劇會被刪掉。

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