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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 Arabic بَلْطة…
in Korean 도끼…
in Malaysian dikurangkan…
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 Vietnamese giảm bớt…
in Spanish recortar, reducir…
in Portuguese machado…
in Thai ลด (ค่าใช้จ่าย)…
in German rücksichtslos kürzen…
in Catalan destral…
in Japanese (木を切る)おの…
in Indonesian mengurangi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (突然)裁减,撤销,取消,砍掉…
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