to close down, to terminate; to dismiss, esp. of businesses, jobs; thus axed.
|Mint (1955) 31: The ‘axed’ Devonport apprentices [...] despise our mob.|
|Queenslander (Brisbane) 17 May 43/4: Ted was looking for a job, having been ‘axed,’ and was at present staying with his rich aunt.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxii 6/1: axed: To get fired, the bullet.|
|Sir, You Bastard 11: An incident which led him to the DCS’s office for axing.|
|Guardian G2 23 June 17: Channel 5’s decision to axe the thrice-weekly slot is significant.|
|Indep. on Sun. 23 Jan. 6: Axing some programmes [...] showing their age.|
|Tonight I Said Goodbye 123: You beat up one of the city’s most prominent lawyers and got axed for your stupidity.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 204: Most women in our line of work are axed or sidelined once they have children.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) to share.
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 17: Axe up Share.|