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  • 1 shave off — index diminish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 shave off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shave off : present tense I/you/we/they shave off he/she/it shaves off present participle shaving off past tense shaved off past participle shaved off 1) to cut hair from part of your body using a razor or a… …

    English dictionary

  • 3 shave off — phr verb Shave off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑beard, ↑moustache …

    Collocations dictionary

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    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 shave — shave1 S3 [ʃeıv] v ↑razor, ↑shaving cream, ↑towel [: Old English; Origin: scafan] 1.) [I and T] to cut off hair very close to the skin, especially from the face, using a ↑razor ▪ He hadn t shaved for days. ▪ Brian had cu …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 shave — [[t]ʃe͟ɪv[/t]] shaves, shaving, shaved 1) VERB When a man shaves, he removes the hair from his face using a razor or shaver so that his face is smooth. He took a bath and shaved before dinner... [V n] He had shaved his face until it was smooth …

    English dictionary

  • 7 shave — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to cut off hair very close to the skin, especially from the face: I washed and shaved, then hurried out of the house. | His hands shake so badly his wife has to shave him. | shave your head/legs/armpits etc: Once Jenni shaved her… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 shave — shave1 [ ʃeıv ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the hair using a RAZOR or SHAVER: I cut myself while I was shaving. They wore big boots and had shaved heads. How often do you shave your… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 shave — [c]/ʃeɪv / (say shayv) verb (shaved, shaved or shaven, shaving) –verb (i) 1. to remove a growth of beard with a razor. –verb (t) 2. to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it close to the skin. 3. Also, shave off, shave away. to cut …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 shave — I UK [ʃeɪv] / US verb Word forms shave : present tense I/you/we/they shave he/she/it shaves present participle shaving past tense shaved past participle shaved * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 shave — verb 1) he shaved his beard Syn: cut off, snip off; crop, trim, barber 2) shave off excess wood Syn: plane, pare, whittle, scrape 3) they shaved the deficit by 4 percent …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 shave — verb 1) he shaved his beard Syn: cut off, crop, trim, barber 2) shave off excess wood Syn: plane, pare, whittle, scrape …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 13 Shave — Shave, v. t. [imp. {Shaved} (sh[=a]vd);p. p. {Shaved} or {Shaven} (sh[=a]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaving}.] [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 shave — [shāv] vt. shaved, shaved or shaven, shaving [ME schaven < OE sceafan, akin to Ger schaben < IE base * (s)kab , to cut > L scabere, to shave] 1. to cut or scrape away a thin slice or slices from [to shave the edge of a door] 2. to cut or …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 shave — ► VERB 1) cut the hair off one s face with a razor. 2) cut the hair off (part of the body) with a razor. 3) cut (a thin slice or slices) off something. 4) reduce by a small amount. 5) pass or send something very close to. ► NOUN 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 shave — [v] cut outer covering off barber, brush, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, decorticate, graze, kiss, make bare, pare, peel, plane, prune, shear, shingle, shred, skim, skin, slash, slice thin, sliver, strip, touch, trim; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 shave — 01. He hasn t [shaved] for over a week, and he s starting to look pretty scruffy. 02. Bruny Surin [shaved] an incredible two one hundredths of a second off his previous fastest time in today s semi final. 03. I couldn t believe it when he… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 Shave brush — The term shave brush or shaving brush refers to a small brush with a handle parallel to the bristles used to apply shaving soap or shaving cream to the face when shaving. They are often decorative; the handle is sometimes made from fine materials …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 shave — shavable, shaveable, adj. /shayv/, v., shaved, shaved or (esp. in combination) shaven, shaving, n. v.i. 1. to remove a growth of beard with a razor. v.t. 2. to remove hair from (the face, legs, etc.) by cutting it off close to the skin with a… …

    Universalium

  • 20 shave — [ʃeɪv] verb [I/T] I to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the hair I cut myself while I was shaving.[/ex] shaving cream/foam[/ex] • shave sth off II noun [singular] shave [ʃeɪv] an act of making a part of your body smooth by cutting… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English