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English noun: shave

1. shave (act) the act of removing hair with a razor


Synonymsshaving


Broader (hypernym)depilation, epilation


Narrower (hyponym)tonsure


English verb: shave

1. shave (body) remove body hair with a razor


ExamplesThey shave their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)razor, tonsure

2. shave (contact) cut closely


SamplesTrim my beard.


ExamplesThey shave their hair


Synonymstrim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)fleece, shear

3. shave (possession) cut the price of


Synonymsknock off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Narrower (hyponym)mark down

4. shave (contact) cut or remove with or as if with a plane


SamplesThe machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood.


Synonymsplane


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

5. shave (contact) make shavings of or reduce to shavings


SamplesShave the radish.


ExamplesThe chefs shave the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve, cut up

6. shave (contact) touch the surface of lightly


SamplesHis back shaved the counter in passing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crease, graze, rake


Narrower (hyponym)skive









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