Definition of shaving in English:


Line breaks: shav¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪvɪŋ


1A thin strip cut off a surface: she brushed wood shavings from her knees
More example sentences
  • Crisps are crispy thin shavings of deep fried potato.
  • The speck was sliced into the thinnest of shavings ever to be seen.
  • A thin layer of shavings goes on the mats each day to soak up excess moisture.
2 [mass noun] The action of shaving: [as modifier]: shaving foam
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  • Tonight, being Halloween, is one of those nights when you can be glad if you live in a flat and the kids can't get to your front door to spray shaving foam through your letterbox.
  • Then I remembered American shaving foam have a very strong mint feeling and I am not used to that.
  • I was ordered to do all my bathing and shaving and other ablutions upstairs in the most distant bathroom.

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