Definition of shave off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shave off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    shave somethingoff


    shave something off something

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  1. 1to remove a beard or moustache by shaving Charles decided to shave off his beard.
  2. 2to cut very thin pieces from the surface of wood, etc. I had to shave a few millimetres off the door to make it shut.
  3. 3to reduce a number by a very small amount He shaved a tenth of a second off the world record.
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