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verb as in dismiss

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As for those who aren’t on the final USA Basketball team, well, there are plenty of folks with an ax to grind about that.

The show lasted three seasons, most recently airing in January 2021, before getting the ax.

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The truck was also carrying paintball guns, shields, three bats and an ax handle, prosecutors said.

The crusty conservative battle-ax Phyllis Schlafly is giving speeches saying that Obama worships government like a god.

One morning a few years ago, the editor left his apartment to find an ax stuck into a log on his doorstep.

“Kasich wields his ax much less selectively than do most of his party colleagues,” the New York Times Magazine reported in 1998.

Then, one warm summer day, Andrew and Abby were found hacked to death more than a dozen times with an ax.

The ensuing night gave me the grand migraine of my life, with throbs like the blows of an ax and continuous pinwheels.

Victor was the younger son and brother—a tete montee, with a temper which invited violence and a will which no ax could break.

From somewhere in the thicket below a muffled thump, thump, thump came up to them, as though some one was wielding an ax.

The blows of the ax, off in the chaparral, were louder in their ears now, and they could hear a mumble of voices.

Gregory picked up an ax as he stepped back, and then stood confronting the boys threateningly.

The ax was to sever the head from the lifeless body, and all the headless trunks were to be interred together.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ax, such as: can, cleaver, discharge, fire, hatchet, and poll.

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