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Definitions of ax

  1. To ask; to inquire or inquire of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. chop or split with an ax, as of wood Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. terminate, as of a project or a program; "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. chop or split with an ax; "axe wood" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Alt. of Axe Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A tool, having an iron head with a cutting edge of steel, attached to a handle. Also, axe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. An edge tool for chopping, hewing, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for ax

  1. And so, while Mrs. Adams wrapped her patient in a blanket, the outlaw dragged one of the rough, ax hewn benches to the door and covered it with blankets. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  2. Brer Rabbit, he year um zoonin', the old man continued, en he know he got ter do some mighty nice talkin', so he up'n ax fer drink er water. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
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