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Definition of shave:

  1. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
  2. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
  3. A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
  4. A thin slice; a shaving.
  5. An exorbitant discount on a note.
  6. obs. p. p. of Shave.
  7. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave.
  8. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
  9. To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.
  10. To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.
  11. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
  12. To strip; to plunder; to fleece.
  13. To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.

Synonyms:

neutralize, scratch off, aftershave, fling off, flick, safety razor, electrolysis, skin, toss off, cut down, snitch, grazing, shade, dress, snip, bring down, depilatory, pluck, touch, trim down, thieve, circumnavigate, cop, lop, round, skimming, poll, shaving, avoid, hook, knock-off, glom, bikini line, nudge, strip, clear, range, do in, drop, garnish, increase, shave off, barber, graze, pass, dash off, pass by, brush, trim, razor, skim, paring, peel, waste, plane, cut back, detour, neutralise, circumvent, trim back, sliver, kiss, liquidate.

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