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shave

shave

 
 
pronunciation:
sheIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
close shave
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shaved, shaves, shaving
definition: to cut off facial or body hair with a razor.
He shaves every morning before breakfast.
 
similar words:
cut, shear, snip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to use a razor to remove hair from.
She shaves her legs in the shower.
similar words:
cut, razor, shear, trim
definition 2: to remove (hair) by cutting with a razor.
Should I shave my mustache?
similar words:
barber, cut, shear, snip, trim
definition 3: to pare into thin slices or to cut off a thin slice or slices from.
The butcher shaved the ham.The shelf will fit if you shave the end a bit.
synonyms:
pare, scale, slice
similar words:
carve, cut, peel, plane, trim, whittle
definition 4: to reduce (a price) by a small margin.
The store shaved its prices this week.
synonyms:
discount
similar words:
cheapen, deduct, lower, reduce
definition 5: to brush or scrape against in passing.
His car shaved the parked car and left a scratch.
synonyms:
brush, graze, sweep
similar words:
rub, touch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or the result of shaving, esp. the face.
When he gets his haircut, he likes to have a shave too.
definition 2: any of several tools used to shave, pare, or scrape.
similar words:
knife, plane, razor, shaver
phrase: close shave
derivation: shavable (shaveable) (adj.)
Word Builder: shave +
  • shaver:
    a small machine for shaving; electric razor.
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