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v. shaved, shaved (esp. in combination) shav•en, shav•ing, v.i.
When a man shaves, he cuts hair from his face using a razor.
Shave is not usually a reflexive verb. You don't normally say that a man 'shaves himself'.
In conversation, you usually say that a man has a shave, rather than that he 'shaves'.
Shave can also be used as a transitive verb, meaning that someone removes hair from a particular part of their body using a razor.
Past participle: shaven
|Noun||1.||shave - the act of removing hair with a razor|
tonsure - shaving the crown of the head by priests or members of a monastic order
|Verb||1.||shave - remove body hair with a razor|
razor - shave with a razor
tonsure - shave the head of a newly inducted monk
|2.||shave - cut closely; "trim my beard" |
cut - shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
|3.||shave - cut the price of|
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
mark down - reduce the price of
|4.||shave - cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
|5.||shave - make shavings of or reduce to shavings; "shave the radish"|
|6.||shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"|
skive - remove the surface of; "skive leather"
shave[ʃeɪv] (shaved (vb: pt) (shaved) (shaven (pp)))
to have a close or narrow shave (fig) → salvarse de milagro or por los pelos
that was a close shave! → ¡qué poco le ha faltado!, ¡(ha sido) por los pelos!
to shave (off) one's beard → afeitarse la barba
to shave one's legs → afeitarse las piernas
That was a close shave! → On l'a échappé belle!