Synonyms for give the axe

Synonyms for (verb) give the axe

Synonyms: give the axe, give the bounce, give the gate

Definition: terminate a relationship abruptly

Usage: Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

Similar words: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up


Synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Usage: The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers

Similar words: remove

Definition: remove from a position or an office