Translation of ax in Spanish:


hacha, n.

Pronunciation /æks/ /aks/

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(British axe)
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    (with masculine article in the singular) hacha feminine
    the ax fell on public spending hubo recortes en el gasto público
    • to give sb the ax despedir / echar a algn
    • I was the first to get / be given the ax fui el primero al que despidieron / echaron / pusieron en la calle
    • the series was given the ax after only three episodes suprimieron / cancelaron la serie después de tan solo tres capítulos
    • John enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, feeding wild turkeys, his dog, sawing and chopping wood with his axe and swede saw.
    • He threw up the axe handle and I chopped the wood almost in two.
    • After the game finished, he was surprised to find the wooden handle of his axe had rotted.
    • Lucio was no where to be seen, but Marie heard the sound of an axe chopping wood outside, so she followed the sound into the cold breeze and around the side of the house.
    • Neither talked for quite a while, both just sat listening to the steady swish, chop, swish, chop, of the axe in the wood.
    • The case exploded into sharp silvers and he winced as he felt his hand caught on a shard of glass as he reached for the wooden handle of the axe.
    • Strong iron axes, with steel cutting edges, made it much easier to fell large trees, whilst iron plough shares were more effective in cultivating the soils resulting from woodland clearance.
    • There were only two parts to an axe or hatchet, the axe head and the handle.
    • Iron axes with steel bits were forged for the most part in American factories that manufactured them in dozen lots in a wide range of patterns.
    • Sighing dreadfully, he walked out of the wooden door and picked up his axe to begin chopping what he thought was enough fire wood to last for three days.
    • In the fireplace is a wood axe with the word ‘burning’ inscribed on the handle.
    • If an axe handle was handy, that wouldn't go astray, either.
    • The man threatened to rob Tina's store saying he had a knife, but fled empty-handed after she whacked him with an axe handle.
    • They kept on hitting one man with an axe handle and it was unbearable.
    • I got hit over the head with the axe handle and ended up in hospital.
    • Hand tools like the axe and the adze have thousands of years of history.
    • Steel axes replace stone axes, outboard motors replace sails, modern medicine replaces witch doctoring, transistor radios and cellular phones are eagerly sought.
    • He said he was beaten with an axe handle or cane, deprived of sleep, and struck on the soles of his feet until they were covered in blisters.
    • A variety of tools are employed for woodcarving, and these include the axe, adze, saw, drill, and hammer, all used in the preliminary stages of roughing out the wood.
    • In her hands she held an axe, the thick handle made of reddish wood, and the head a rusted silver, with a sharp, murderous blade.

transitive verb

(British axe)
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    (expenditure/costs) recortar
    (expenditure/costs) reducir
    (project/services) suprimir
    (project/services) cancelar
    (jobs) suprimir
    (jobs) eliminar
    (employee) despedir
    • Car park security staff jobs have been axed at Bradford Royal Infirmary - as hospital bosses try to solve the hospital's cash crisis.
    • The 33,000 former staff whose jobs were axed as part of the recovery programme are unlikely to join the celebrations, however.
    • Shows were being axed, and others ruthlessly dumped in graveyard slots after just a couple of weeks.
    • Earlier this month the Ryedale Show was axed and others cancelled include shows at Thornton-le-Dale, Huby and Sutton, and Rosedale.
    • Since the announcement in September 2002 that 400 jobs were to be axed over the next two years, more than 340 staff have come forward for voluntary redundancy.
    • Up to 1,200 staff will be axed in a move which involves job losses at every one of its branches in the UK - including its supermarket at Monks Cross.
    • Some 60 jobs are reported to be axed although a skeleton staff will be retained to supply European-based content for The Standard's US publication and Web site.
    • In the past 18 months, with the assistance of the trade unions, more than 900 jobs, both production and office staff, have been axed.
    • Ferry workers have already been informed that the jobs of gate hands and revenue staff are to be axed and work rosters are under review.
    • The next month the company recommended that 20 jobs should be axed among education support staff.
    • In correspondence and face-to-face talks with three executives, the five were told the company could not make the same level of savings by axing jobs in France and Germany.
    • The Yorkshire Productivity Awards have been set up to champion businesses which are bucking the trend of relocating overseas and axing jobs.
    • Perhaps the answer to the budget shortfall may lie in reviewing the number of higher paid managers who need to be employed, rather than axing frontline staff?
    • The depot, which employs about 250 staff, has been axed as part of a dramatic restructuring of Royal Mail's postal service in an effort to reduce daily losses of £1.5m.
    • Rumours that jobs would be axed at the world's biggest computer company had been in the papers earlier in the week, though the stories about restructuring had been circulating for months.
    • She insists her announcement last week that 1,700 jobs would be axed from the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks was a decision taken here and not in Melbourne.
    • The scale of the crisis facing Yorkshire schools emerged last night, with more than 250 teaching jobs to be axed following a Government-funding fiasco.
    • Almost 90 members of staff were axed when it was shut down as a result of increasingly competitive market conditions and rationalisation by its owners.
    • Results for last year show most of the loss is attributed to the huge rationalisation drive undertaken last year, which resulted in 825 jobs being axed.
    • The bank had already announced in March that up to 1,700 jobs were to be axed as it looked to save about £117 million a year at the businesses.