Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shave sth off sth”

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!Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of shave sth off sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shave sth off sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “shave sth off sth”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More