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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshave off
he/she/itshaves off
present participleshaving off
past tenseshaved off
past participleshaved off
  1. 2
    to reduce an amount

    He managed to shave nearly a second off the world record.

  2. 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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