ax vs ask :

Definitions

  • n  an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
  • v  chop or split with an ax
    axe wood
  • v  terminate
    The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it

  • v  inquire about
    I asked about their special today
    He had to ask directions several times
  • v  make a request or demand for something to somebody
    She asked him for a loan
  • v  direct or put; seek an answer to
    ask a question
  • v  consider obligatory; request and expect
    Aren't we asking too much of these children?
  • v  address a question to and expect an answer from
    The children asked me about their dead grandmother
  • v  require as useful, just, or proper
    This job asks a lot of patience and skill
  • v  require or ask for as a price or condition
    He is asking $200 for the table
    The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage
News & Articles

  • Luciano: Spare the Rod, but wield a snide ax
    As we wonder if rain will wash away summer as it did with spring, hot air blasts into our midst via Random Ax of Snideness. Another satisfied customer: In your criticism of the Rod Stewart focus in the All-America City video, you failed to mention the time spent by these young professionals hoping to do something good for the city of Peoria.
    June 14, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • Journalist fights to keep secret sources on Colorado theater shooting
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to reveal her anonymous sources in a story about last summer's shooting at a Denver-area movie theater asked a New York appeals court on Wednesday to quash a subpoena requiring her to appear in Colorado court. Jana Winter, a New York-based journalist, cited two unnamed law enforcement sources in reporting that ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Journalist fights to keep secret sources on Colorado theater shooting
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to reveal her anonymous sources in a story about last summer's shooting at a Denver-area movie theater asked a New York appeals court on Wednesday to quash a subpoena requiring her to appear in Colorado court. Jana Winter, a New York-based journalist, cited two unnamed law enforcement sources in reporting that ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Ask Well: How Often to Exercise
    A reader asks: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week?
    June 14, 2013 - New York Times
  • Three Republicans Ask Glenn Beck's Help to Stop Immigration Reform (Video)
    Three House Republicans, Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), Rep. Steve King (IA) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), appeared on Glenn Beck's TV program tonight to ask the host and his viewers to help them stop immigration reform (video below). "We'll be spending $2.7 trillion just to supply the retirement benefits for illegal aliens," Bachmann said. "So we are bringing in a class of people who have broken ...
    June 14, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Ask Matt: Thrones Unspoiled, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Orphan Black
    Ask Matt: Thrones Unspoiled, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Orphan Black Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:06 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 (Although with Thrones, I read the first three books years before HBO began filming them, so I knew what was coming - and in ...
    June 12, 2013 - seattlepi.com