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  • verbcut with large blade
  • verbdismiss from service
  • verbdismiss

synonyms for axing

  • chop
  • cut
  • cut down
  • fell
  • hew
  • fire
  • hatchet
  • sack
  • can
  • discharge
  • cleaver
  • poll
  • tomahawk

antonyms for axing

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  • hire
  • employ
  • hire
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How to use axing in a sentence

So I hope that every girl who got told off for being angry, and who, like me, in their secret heart of hearts, just kind of pretends that she has a huge broadsword or ax and hits people, it’s for them.
HOW GIDEON THE NINTH AUTHOR TAMSYN MUIR QUEERS THE SPACE OPERACONSTANCE GRADYFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
Your other co-planner, with an ax to grind, wants to leave off Avery or Brad or both of them.
COMPUTER SEARCH SETTLES 90-YEAR-OLD MATH PROBLEMKEVIN HARTNETTAUGUST 19, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
I'd a deal sooner be flogged mysel'; but yo're not a common wench, axing yo'r pardon, nor yet have yo' common ways about yo'.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
If the Squire had had such a nose as that, I don't think it's pardin he'd ha' been axing.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. X., MARCH 1851VARIOUS
If the Squire had had such a nose as that, I don't think it's pardin he'd been ha' axing.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 2, NO. 4, MARCH, 1851VARIOUS
You're axing me to come out at a very busy moment, Muster Fenwick.
THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTONANTHONY TROLLOPE
There's a jintleman in the drawing-room as is axing afther masther.
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Terry went into the kitchen, with the news that "masther was awake, and axing for tay."
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
You was axing, Tom, ef there was more business with thim Injun critters.
INDIAN AND SCOUTF. S. BRERETON
Well, when this lad's gone aboard, and is away, I'll be axing for more of his gold.
WITH WELLINGTON IN SPAINF. S. BRERETON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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