shave

Definitions of shave
1

v remove body hair with a razor

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

v cut closely

Synonyms:
trim
Types:
fleece, shear
shear the wool from
Type of:
cut
shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

v cut or remove with or as if with a plane

“The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood”
Synonyms:
plane
Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument

v make shavings of or reduce to shavings

shave the radish”
Type of:
carve, cut up
cut to pieces

v touch the surface of lightly

“His back shaved the counter in passing”
Types:
skive
remove the surface of
Type of:
crease, graze, rake
scrape gently

v cut the price of

Synonyms:
knock off
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

n the act of removing hair with a razor

Synonyms:
shaving
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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