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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
ax,
UK: axe
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (chopping instrument)ascia, scure, accetta nf
 That oak's far too big to cut down with an ax.
 Quella quercia è troppo grande per abbatterla con un'ascia.
ax vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, figurative, informal (reduce, cut, eliminate) (figurato)tagliare con l'accetta vtr
  (figurato)tagliare drasticamente vtr
  (figurato)sforbiciare vtr
 Next year's budget will have to be axed severely.
 Il bilancio dell'anno prossimo dovrà essere tagliato drasticamente.
ax [sth],
UK: axe [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
US, figurative, informal (reduce, cut, eliminate) (figurato)tagliare vtr
  ridurre vtr
ax [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, figurative, informal (fire from a job)licenziare vtr
 The company plans to ax a dozen employees next month.
 L'azienda intende licenziare una dozzina di impiegati il mese prossimo.
ax [sb] from [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, figurative, informal (fire from a job)licenziare vtr
  (figurato: licenziare)fare fuori vtr
 
Additional Translations
ax,
UK: axe
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (electric guitar)chitarra elettrica nf
 She plays axe in a band she started herself.
 Suona la chitarra elettrica in un gruppo che ha fondato lei.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
ax | axe
get the ax,
UK: get the axe
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal, figurative (be fired, lose one's job) (informale, figurato: licenziato)essere fatto fuori vi
 Bob was worried he would be the next person in the office to get the axe.
get the ax,
UK: get the axe
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal, figurative (TV show, etc.: be cancelled) (programma)essere cancellato vi
ice ax,
UK: ice axe
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(mountaineering: pick for cutting ice)piccozza nf
 You must take an ice ax if you're planning to walk on the glacier.
the ax la scure nf
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