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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyshave off
he/she/itshaves off
present participleshaving off
past tenseshaved off
past participleshaved off
  1. 1
    to cut hair from part of your body using a razor or a shaver
    You’ve shaved off your beard.
  2. 2
    to reduce an amount
    He managed to shave nearly a second off the world record.
  3. 3
    to cut thin pieces from the surface of something
    She shaved off some slices of Parmesan cheese for the salad.
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