shave

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
shave

Third-person singular
shaves

Past tense
shaved

Past participle
shaved

Present participle
shaving

  1. (transitive) When you shave hair, you remove all of it with a sharp object such as a razor.
    After getting up in the morning, Trevor shaved off a day's growth of beard.
  2. (transitive) When you shave meat, you cut it into very thin slices.
    The butcher shaved a quarter pound of roast beef, which I put in a sandwich.

Noun[change]

Singular
shave

Plural
shaves

  1. (countable) A shave is the act of shaving (hair being removed).