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Meaning of word give the axe from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

give the axe   verb

Meaning : Terminate the employment of. Discharge from an office or position.

Example : The boss fired his secretary today.
The company terminated 25% of its workers.

Synonyms : can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

Engage or hire for work.

They hired two new secretaries in the department.
How many people has she employed?.
employ, engage, hire

Meaning : Terminate a relationship abruptly.

Example : Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman.

Synonyms : give the bounce, give the gate