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Noun: ax (axes)  aks
Usage: US (elsewhere: axe)
  1. An edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    - axe [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: ax  aks
Usage: US (elsewhere: axe)
  1. Chop or split with an ax
    "ax wood";
    - axe [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Suddenly or harshly cancel or dismiss
    "they will ax the research program";
    - axe [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: axed, axes

Type of: chop, edge tool, end, hack, terminate

Encyclopedia: Ax, Smash, and Crush