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Definition 1: terminate a relationship abruptly - [verb of change]

Samples where give the axe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

Synonyms for give the axe in the sense of this definition

(give the axe is a kind of ...) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

"The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

Samples where give the axe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for give the axe in the sense of this definition

(give the axe is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of give the axe ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of give the axe ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of give the axe ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of give the axe ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of give the axe ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of give the axe ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

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