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Agility Excellent, AX
A suffix title conferred on dogs for qualifying the requisite number of times in the Agility Excellent class at The American Kennel Club Agility Trials.
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Word Entries at Word Info: “ax
acts; ax, axe; ax, axe
acts (AKS) (noun)
1. Things that are done; deeds: The kind stranger did a series of acts of kindness for the poor woman.
2. A process of doing certain things: The criminal was caught in three acts of stealing.
3. The main divisions of a play or opera: The play had five acts.
4. Displays of affected or pretended behavior: Tina is not really angry; she has been putting on these acts to get attention.
ax or axe (AKS) (noun)
A tool with a flat, sharp blade fastened on a handle, used for chopping, splitting, and shaping wood: Paul Bunyan used his ax to chop wood for the fireplace.
ax or axe (AKS) (verb)
To be dismissed from a job; to be fired (informal): Jill got the ax because she wouldn't work overtime when asked to do so by her supervisor.

Will companies axe ad spending next year?

There were three acts in the play; at the end of the second act, the murderer had used an axe to ax the victim.

ask, ax, ax, ax, hatchet
ask (ASK) (verb)
1. To try to find out about something by inquiring: Damon plans to ask the librarian where he can find a special book.
2. To request; to express a desire for: Erika had no choice but to ask Rickey for help in changing the tire.
3. To demand or to expect; such as, a price: The antique dealer wanted to ask $25.00 for the watch.
ax (AKS) (noun)
A sharp bladed tool with a long handle, typically used for chopping, e.g. wood, ice, etc.: Paul Bunyan was known to have carried a long handled ax over his shoulder.
ax (AKS) (verb)
To cut, to reduce, to dismiss: The city council had to ax summer swimming programs in order to balance the budget.
ax (AKS); sometimes misused for "ask" (ASK) (verb)
A mispronunciation of ask used by a large number of people including those who are considered to be educated: Perry said that he will ax his friend if she wants to go to the dance with him.

Come on Wade, didn’t you ax Arturo about that movie yesterday?

This pronunciation still exists in many dialects, but it is "no longer considered acceptable" in standard English.

hatchet (HACH it) (noun)
A tool with a short handle and a sharp blade for chopping: Stan was not sure whether to use the hatchet for chopping firewood or the ax with the longer handle.

When Olivia was writing an anthology of rural folk tales, she often had to ask the local people to explain what they were saying.

Juana was amused by the frequent response, "Lady, you ax me about that TV program already."

(Greek > Latin: axis)
Word Entries at Word Info containing the term: “ax
ax or axe (AKS)
1. A tool with a flat, sharp blade fastened on a handle, used for chopping, splitting, and shaping wood: "He used his ax to chop wood for the fireplace."
2. To be dismissed from a job; to be fired (informal): "She got the ax because she would not work beyond the normal daily work schedule."