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English noun: ax

1. ax (artifact) an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle


Synonymsaxe


Broader (hypernym)edge tool


Narrower (hyponym)broadax, broadaxe, common ax, common axe, Dayton ax, Dayton axe, double-bitted ax, double-bitted axe, fireman's ax, fireman's axe, hatchet, ice ax, ice axe, piolet, poleax, poleaxe, Western ax, Western axe


Part holonymax handle, ax head, axe handle, axe head, blade, haft, helve


English verb: ax

1. ax (contact) chop or split with an ax


SamplesAxe wood.


ExamplesThey ax the trees


Synonymsaxe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chop, hack

2. ax (change) terminate


SamplesThe NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it.


Synonymsaxe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate









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