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shave sth off sth

( also shave sth by sth)
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with shave   /ʃeɪv/ us  
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!
Translations of “shave sth off sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…減少(特定之量)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…减少(特定之量)…
(Definition of shave sth off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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