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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. 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.

  2. Ricki Lake:

    It was such a right of passage last year taking the leap of faith to shave my head, and my hair, thankfully, has grown back, and I learned so much through the process of really letting go of something that had been really bothering me for decades.

  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. Amy Stinnett:

    In order to fix the high and tight, I had to shave his head – like he has no hair.

  5. Markus Schaefer:

    If a certain production step takes 40 seconds, and data analysis finds a way to shave four seconds from the process, output can be increased by up to 10 percent, and it doesn't cost us anything.

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