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shaveverb [I/T]

 us   /ʃeɪv/
to ​removehair 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 ​thinlayer 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.
(Definition of shave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"shave" in British English

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shaveverb [I or T]

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

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shavenoun [C]

uk   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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