shave off

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to shave off: have over, get in with

w>shave off

vt sep beardsich (dat)abrasieren; sb’s beardabrasieren; woodabhobeln; she has shaved four seconds off the world recordsie hat den Weltrekord um vier Sekunden verbessert
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"You must needs shave off that beard of yours, Alexis," he said to his companion.
They would shave off her hair, feed her on a scanty allowance of rice, treat her with contempt; she would be looked upon as an unclean creature, and would die in some corner, like a scurvy dog.
Bon voyage, as they say, and take my counsel, and shave off them mustachios, or they'll bring you into mischief."
It would be safer to assume a serious character--to shave off my whiskers, crop my hair, buy a modest hat and umbrella, and dress entirely in black.
The video showing a client forcing 3 barbers to shave off each other reportedly because he did not like his son's haircut went viral in Kazakhstan.
The idea to shave off her hair came during a skiing trip with friends.
But the shave off very nearly never happened - as only months before Selby injured his back while fishing.
The incident made Jackson think about the taboo in the society that wanted women to shave off their hair to fit in its definition of beauty.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 4 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Rais Shaikh had written a letter to BMC Commissioner demanding to stop asking Muslim patients to shave off beard for minor operations.
Lynda Kellie, who is a school crossing patroller atWishaw Academy and St Ignatius Primary and a playground assistant at Cleland Primary, is planning to shave off her long locks for The Little Princess Trust.
A SANTA Claus will shave off the beard he has grown for 30 years to fundraise for a charity which supports homeless women in Birmingham.