shave off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
  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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See also main entry: shave