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Definition of shave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shave
    he / she / it shaves
    past simple shaved
    -ing form shaving
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to cut hair from the skin, especially the face, using a razor Mike cut himself shaving. shave somebody/something/yourself The nurse washed and shaved him. a shaved head see also shaven
  2. 2[transitive] shave something to cut a small amount off a price, etc. The firm had shaved profit margins.
  3. Phrasal Verbsshave somethingoff
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