shave

Definitions of shave
  1. verb
    remove body hair with a razor
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    types:
    razor
    shave with a razor
    tonsure
    shave the head of a newly inducted monk
    type of:
    groom, neaten
    care for one's external appearance
  2. verb
    cut closely
    synonyms: trim
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    types:
    fleece, shear
    shear the wool from
    type of:
    cut
    shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
  3. verb
    cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    “The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood”
    synonyms: plane
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    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  4. verb
    make shavings of or reduce to shavings
    shave the radish”
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    type of:
    carve, cut up
    cut to pieces
  5. verb
    touch the surface of lightly
    “His back shaved the counter in passing”
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    types:
    skive
    remove the surface of
    type of:
    crease, graze, rake
    scrape gently
  6. verb
    cut the price of
    synonyms: knock off
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    types:
    mark down
    reduce the price of
    discount
    give a reduction in price on
    type of:
    bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    cut down on; make a reduction in
  7. noun
    the act of removing hair with a razor
    synonyms: shaving
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    types:
    tonsure
    shaving the crown of the head by priests or members of a monastic order
    type of:
    depilation, epilation
    the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
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