Definición de shave en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ʃeɪv/


1 [no object] (Of a man) cut the hair off the face with a razor: he washed, shaved, and had breakfast
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  • And when she looked closer, she could tell he had shaved, and brushed his teeth and washed his hair.
  • He can shave, drive, brush his teeth, write, dial a telephone, hold his children's hands, and feel sensations like pain and temperatures.
  • I noticed he had shaved and cut his hair so he resembled that boyish man I thought I knew three years ago.
1.1 [with object] Cut the hair off (a part of the body) with a razor: she shaved her legs
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  • A ‘pet trim’ involves shaving the body and creating a pompom effect on the tail and legs.
  • And the smaltz is shocking, we had to shave our whole bodies after the screening because we'd never have been able to wash to the cheese out of our hair.
  • As a woman who does not shave her body, I have encountered many different perspectives on what women are supposed to be according to society.
1.2 [with object] Cut the hair off the face or another part of the body of (someone) with a razor: his wife washed and shaved him
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  • One Friday, Claude sat as still as an angel on a church window while I brushed his hair and shaved him.
  • If it was the man who wanted a divorce, his wife could shave him and make him her slave.
  • Anyway, in the middle of my usual bath and hair shampoo routine, she gets out Dad's razor and shaves me!
1.3Cut (hair) off with a razor: professional male swimmers shave off their body hair
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  • It is a good idea to have a razor available to shave off any hair that may prevent the Band-Aid from sticking.
  • The double picked up its razor and began to shave off the neglected facial hair.
  • Another favourite jape is to get the bridegroom blind drunk and then shave off all his hair, including his eyebrows and where the sun does not shine.
2 [with object] Cut (a thin slice or slices) from the surface of something: scrape a large sharp knife across the surface, shaving off rolls of very fine chocolate
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  • They can tell when the lid of a cookie jar has been disturbed and notice when a quarter inch slice has been shaved off a chocolate cake.
  • Then he stands up and proceeds to shave very thin slices of cheese from a large wheel of Gouda.
  • He shaved ultrathin slices from the samples and studied them under a light microscope.
2.1Take (a small amount) from something: she shaved 0.5 seconds off the British junior record
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  • Half of the local authority buildings are leased, and the new building would shave a significant amount off its spending on rent.
  • Every little bit that's shaved or drilled off the pyramid is irreplaceable, and it represents an erosion of something that should be preserved.
  • Some £10,000 will be shaved from the tourism marketing budget.
2.2Reduce by a small amount: they shaved profit margins
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  • Market forces would have led carriers to tighten security and shave waiting time to lure back passengers.
  • Again and again, he is shaving away any decent territory for a Tory revival.
  • Because she works a busy sales and marketing job, shaving off a few dollars here and there is not a priority.
3 [with object] Pass or send something close to (something else), missing it narrowly: Scott shaved the post in the 29th minute
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  • He then went close for the Rams but his shot narrowly shaved the crossbar.
  • He shaved the right hand post with his attempted conversion.
  • He went tantalisingly close to levelling the game when two long range penalties shaved the outside of the posts.
touch lightly, brush, brush against, graze, glance off, kiss


An act of shaving hair from the face or a part of the body: you need a shave
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  • She would not take the time to scrape her scalp clean in a shave… but her hair needed to be as short as she could manage it this day.
  • This year, three club members are growing their hair for a head shave at the event, where they can hopefully retain the title of leading fundraising team.
  • I've had my hair cut and a shave and tomorrow I'm going to grab myself a job hopefully.


Old English sc(e)afan 'scrape away the surface of (something) by paring', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaven and German schaben.

Palabras que riman con shave

behave, brave, Cave, clave, concave, crave, Dave, deprave, engrave, enslave, fave, forgave, gave, grave, knave, lave, Maeve, misbehave, misgave, nave, outbrave, pave, rave, save, shortwave, slave, stave, they've, waive, wave

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