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axe

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UK [æks]
  • n.斧;(遭)解雇;倒闭;被停业
  • v.解雇;精简(机构等);大量削减(经费等);开除
  • Web斧头;斧子;战斧
Plural Form:axes  
axe
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n.
1.
a tool with a wooden handle and a heavy metal blade, used for chopping wood, cutting down trees, etc.
2.
[sing]
(informal)
(遭)解雇;倒闭;被停业if sb getsthe axe , they lose their job; if an institution or a project getsthe axe , it is closed or stopped, usually because of a lack of money
Up to 300 workers are facing the axe at a struggling Merseyside firm.
默西赛德的一家艰苦挣扎的公司有多达 300 名工人面临被解雇。
Patients are delighted their local hospital has been saved from the axe.
病人高兴的是当地医院得以免遭关闭。
IDM
She had no axe to grind and was only acting out of concern for their safety.
她毫无私心,这样做只是出于对他们安全的担忧。
have an axe to grind
有私心;有个人打算to have private reasons for being involved in sth or for arguing for a particular cause
She had no axe to grind and was only acting out of concern for their safety.
她毫无私心,这样做只是出于对他们安全的担忧。
v.
1.
(informal)
~ sth
精简(机构等);大量削减(经费等)to get rid of a service, system, etc. or to reduce the money spent on it by a large amount
Other less profitable services are to be axed later this year.
其他盈利较少的服务预计今年稍晚将大量削减。
2.
(informal)
~ sb
解雇;开除to remove sb from their job
Jones has been axed from the team.
琼斯已被开除出队。
3.
~ sb
用斧把…砍死to kill sb with an axe

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