Variant of shave
- to cut or scrape away a thin slice or slices from: to shave the edge of a door
- to cut or scrape into thin sections or slices: shaved ham
- to cut off (hair, esp. the beard) at the surface of the skin: often with off or away
- to cut the hair to the surface of: to shave the chin, the legs, etc.
- to cut the beard of (a person)
- to barely touch or just miss touching in passing; graze
- to cut short or trim (grass, etc.) closely
- ☆ to discount (a note, bill, etc.) by more than the legal or customary rate
- ☆ Informal to lower (a price, rate, etc.) by a slight margin
Origin: Middle English schaven from Old English sceafan, akin to German schaben from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kab-, to cut from source Classical Latin scabere, to shave
- a tool used for cutting thin slices, as of wood, from a surface
- something shaved or sliced off; shaving
- the act or an instance of shaving the beard
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