shave - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleshaving
past tenseshaved
past participleshaved
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a part of your body smooth by cutting off the hair using a razor or shaver

    I cut myself while I was shaving.

    They wore big boots and had shaved heads.

    How often do you shave your legs?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to pass very close to something

    Hewlett’s close-range shot shaved the goalpost.

phrasal verbs