give the axe

Definitions of give the axe
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v terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Synonyms:
can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate
Antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work
Types:
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retire
make (someone) retire
pension off
let go from employment with an attractive pension
clean out
force out
furlough, lay off
dismiss, usually for economic reasons
squeeze out
force out
dismiss, drop, send away, send packing
stop associating with
superannuate
retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
downsize
dismiss from work
Type of:
remove
remove from a position or an office

v terminate a relationship abruptly

Synonyms:
give the bounce, give the gate
Type of:
break, break up, part, separate, split, split up
discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

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