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shave sth off/from sth

phrasal verb with shave uk   us   /ʃeɪv/ verb [I or T]
to cut a very thin piece from an object or surface: She shaved a few millimetres off the bottom of the door, so that it would open more easily.
Translations of “shave sth off/from sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從…刨掉,自…削掉(薄薄的一層)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从…刨掉,自…削掉(薄薄的一层)…
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