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Synonyms for shave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shave, shaving(verb)

    the act of removing hair with a razor

    paring, shaving, sliver, grazing, skimming

  2. shave(verb)

    remove body hair with a razor

    plane, knock off, trim

  3. shave, trim(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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, shave(verb)

    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. shave(verb)

    make shavings of or reduce to shavings

    "shave the radish"

    plane, knock off, trim

  7. shave(verb)

    touch the surface of lightly

    "His back shaved the counter in passing"

    plane, knock off, trim

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shave(v. a.)

    cut off (close to the surface)

  2. shave(v. a.)

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

  3. shave(v. a.)

    slice, cut in thin slices

  4. shave(v. a.)

    strip, fleece

  5. shave(v. a.)

    graze, skim, touch lightly (in passing over)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shave(n)

    shaving, spokeshave, drawshave

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use shave in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Detroit Journal:

    Socialism is Bolshevism with a shave.

  3. Blake Nash:

    The day of putting on a suit and tie at 6 in the morning and getting a clean cut shave and taking your briefcase to an office somewhere, it’s gone.

  4. Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz:

    We give them a proper shave, they will take a shower, winter clothing and treatment will follow, we will return them as normal members of society.

  5. Jenny Kern:

    [ He ] incrementally asked me to take my clothes off, he started saying things, improvising as this detective character : ‘ I can see your t -- s, ’ ‘ I can see you shave your p --- y. ’ He did it until I finally cried. Aspiring actress Jacqueline Mueller, who served as an intern in 2008 at Henry’s casting office Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer. Jacqueline Mueller shared a similar experience with The Hollywood Reporter.

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