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Synonyms for shave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shave, shavingverb

    the act of removing hair with a razor

    paring, shaving, sliver, grazing, skimming

  2. shaveverb

    remove body hair with a razor

    plane, knock off, trim

  3. shave, trimverb

    cut closely

    "trim my beard"

    plane, trim down, garnish, bring down, cut back, prune, trim back, crop, reduce, cut down, cut, clip, pare, dress, lop, trim, knock off, snip

  4. shave, knock offverb

    cut the price of

    plane, waste, thieve, toss off, knock off, neutralise, do in, drop, scratch off, neutralize, glom, fling off, snitch, liquidate, trim, dash off, cop, hook

  5. plane, shaveverb

    cut or remove with or as if with a plane

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

    skim, plane, knock off, trim

  6. shaveverb

    make shavings of or reduce to shavings

    "shave the radish"

    plane, knock off, trim

  7. shaveverb

    touch the surface of lightly

    "His back shaved the counter in passing"

    plane, knock off, trim

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shaveverb

    cut off (close to the surface)

  2. shaveverb

    make smooth or bare (as by cutting off hair closely)

  3. shaveverb

    slice, cut in thin slices

  4. shaveverb

    strip, fleece

  5. shaveverb

    graze, skim, touch lightly (in passing over)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shavenoun

    shaving, spokeshave, drawshave

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shave":

    shave-a, shaving, razor, raze, beard, flatten

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How to use shave in a sentence?

  1. David Nunez:

    Right now, contractors that wouldn't even touch some of the smaller jobs are bidding on them to keep going, refiners are coming to us and asking us where we can shave off some costs for them, and we are cutting our markups on supplies and other items.

  2. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.:

    The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.

  3. Graham Norton:

    I don’t know why I had that one, i was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick off when Sir Alex Ferguson( Manchester United manager) saw Manchester United manager and made me shave Manchester United manager off.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice, jimmy, that was a joke, and shave that wig offyour face you godless Hollywood hippie.

  5. David Letterman:

    I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ … And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving. And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it. But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. And I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave.

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