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ax

ax [or] axe

 
 
pronunciation:
aeks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
have an ax to grind
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part of speech: noun
inflections: axes
definition 1: a heavy cutting tool with a blade mounted at the end of a long handle, used esp. for chopping wood.
 
definition 2: (slang) a musical instrument, such as a guitar.
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phrase: have an ax to grind
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: axed, axes, axing
definition 1: to cut with an ax.
similar words:
hack
definition 2: to remove suddenly; fire.
similar words:
fire
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