Definition of "axed" []

  • A hand tool with one side of its head forged and sharpened to a cutting edge, used for felling trees, splitting timber, etc (noun)
  • Any musical instrument, esp a guitar or horn (noun)
  • To chop or trim with an axe (verb)
  • To dismiss (employees), restrict (expenditure or services), or terminate (a project) (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of axe. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "axed" in a sentence
  • "The Audit Commission alone, which the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has axed, is facing nearly £500m in liabilities."
  • "Apparently, following protests by animal rights activists the sheep shearing competition has been axed from the line-up at the Kent County Show (held in Detling, near Maidstone, each July) this year."
  • "And Bryan Fuller, now that Pushing Daisies has been wrongly axed, is probably coming back to the staff."