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yxa

yxa
axe




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yxa
     1. n. axe
     2. v. (yxa till, yxa ihop, yxa fram) to axe, to cut, chip or sculpture with an axe, to hack, to shape roughly, to make a prototype
           Thorberg gick fram och yxade till kanten, så att alla märkena efter yxhuggen försvunno.
             Then Thorberg went and chipped the planks until the deep notches were all smoothed and made even with the rest. (Heimskringla, part 3)
           Och så yxade jag till en stuga här vid vägen.
             And so I built a log cabin here by the road.
           kommittén hade yxat till ett förslag
             the committee had made a rough proposal
           Jag yxade till min personliga profil lite granna
             I shaped up my personal profile a bit
     3. v. (yxa ner, yxa upp, yxa sönder, yxa bort) to slash with an axe, to reduce or remove, to attack, to criticise
           Hon har yxat ner antalet biståndsländer från 70 till 33
             She has slashed the number of countries receiving our foreign aid from 70 to 33
           yxa upp en vak
             cut a hole in the ice with an axe

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