Translation of "axe" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (US also ax) uk us /æks/

a tool used for cutting wood and which consists of a heavy iron or steel blade at the end of a long wooden handle

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 UK (US also the ax)

when someone loses their job

Over 500 staff are facing the axe at the Nottingham factory. 在諾丁漢的工廠有500多位員工面臨被解僱的命運。
get the axe UK

When a service or plan 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。

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