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English definition of “shave sth off/from sth”

shave sth off/from sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shave   /ʃeɪv/ us  
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.Cutting and stabbing
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