Axe

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Physical ActionPlay
The noun 'axe' implies a physical action often requiring strength. SlideGathering firewood, he swung the axe with all his might.
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Violence ConnotationPlay
'Axe' can suggest violence, so use it carefully in metaphors or idioms. SlideThe argument was so intense, it felt like an axe battle.
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Emergency MetaphorPlay
'Axe' sometimes metaphorically relates to emergency action, like breaking a door. SlideIn a crisis, he's the man who takes the axe to the problem.