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shaveverb [I/T]

us   /ʃeɪv/
to remove hair from the face or body by cutting it close to the skin with a razor (= a device with a blade): [T] He shaved his face. [I] He carefully shaved around the cut on his cheek. [M] I was amazed to see he had shaved off his beard.
If you shave an amount off or from an object or surface, you cut a thin layer from it: [M] She shaved about an eighth of an inch off the door, and now it closes.
shave
noun [C] us   /ʃeɪv/
After three days of camping, he needed a good shave.
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shaveverb [I or T]

uk   /ʃeɪv/ us   /ʃeɪv/
B1 to remove hair from the body, especially a man's face, by cutting it close to the skin with a razor, so that the skin feels smooth: John has to shave twice a day. I always shave my legs in the shower. Do you shave under your arms? When my dad shaved his beard (off), he looked ten years younger.

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shavenoun [C]

uk   /ʃeɪv/ us   /ʃeɪv/
the act of shaving, especially a man's face: I need a shave.UK He washed and had a shave.
(Definition of shave from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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