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English definition of “shave sth off sth”

shave sth off sth

(also shave sth by sth) phrasal verb with shave     /ʃeɪv/ verb [I or T]
to reduce something by the stated amount : The new high speed trains will shave 25 minutes off the journey time . Our prices have been shaved by five percent !Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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