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Definition 1: the act of removing hair with a razor - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shave in the sense of this definition

(shave is a kind of ...) the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)

(... is a kind of shave ) shaving the crown of the head by priests or members of a monastic order

Definition 2: remove body hair with a razor - [verb of body]

(shave is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of shave ) shave with a razor

(... is a kind of shave ) shave the head of a newly inducted monk

Definition 3: touch the surface of lightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where shave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His back shaved the counter in passing

(shave is a kind of ...) scrape gently

"graze the skin"

(... is a kind of shave ) remove the surface of

"skive leather"

Definition 4: cut closely - [verb of contact]

Samples where shave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trim my beard

Synonyms for shave in the sense of this definition

(shave is a kind of ...) shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

"cut my hair"

(... is a kind of shave ) shear the wool from

"shear sheep"

Definition 5: cut or remove with or as if with a plane - [verb of contact]

Samples where shave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood

Synonyms for shave in the sense of this definition

(shave is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 6: make shavings of or reduce to shavings - [verb of contact]

Samples where shave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shave the radish

(shave is a kind of ...) cut to pieces

"Father carved the ham"

Definition 7: cut the price of - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for shave in the sense of this definition

(shave is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

(... is a kind of shave ) reduce the price of

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