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01. He hasn't [shaved] for over a week, and he's starting to look pretty scruffy.
02. Bruny Surin [shaved] an incredible two one hundredths of a second off his previous fastest time in today's semi-final.
03. I couldn't believe it when he [shaved] off his beard and mustache; he looked 10 years younger.
04. We're all out of [shaving] cream, so I had to use soap.
05. I haven't [shaved] my legs in a long time, so they're getting pretty furry-looking.
06. I [shaved] my head once my hair started to fall out from my chemotherapy treatments.
07. The carpenter had to [shave] a bit of wood off the door frame before installing the screen door.
08. The workshop floor is covered with wood [shavings] and sawdust.
09. My new [shaver] leaves my face feeling as smooth as a baby's bum.
10. During the Renaissance, it was fashionable for Italian women to [shave] their hair several inches back from their natural hairlines.
11. In ancient Egypt, a [shaved] head was considered very beautiful on women.
12. George Washington Carver developed [shaving] cream, face cream, soap, and shampoo, all made from peanuts.
13. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows because it was the fashion at the time to [shave] them off.
14. In 1994, Paul McCartney sent back his razor, [shaving] cream, and other products to the Gillette Co. to protest the manufacturer's use of animals in the product testing.
15. When astronauts first [shaved] in orbit, their whiskers floated up to the ceiling because they were weightless in space.
16. Studies show that the average American male spends about 3,500 hours [shaving] in a lifetime.
17. Sir William Gilbert wrote, "Darwinian Man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey [shaved]!"
18. A Korean proverb notes that even a monk can't [shave] his own head.
19. If the average man never [shaved] his beard, it would grow about 27 feet long during his lifetime.
20. It is easier to start a campfire if you [shave] bits of a candle wax onto the wood before lighting it.
21. The neo-nazi youth were instantly recognizable due to their [shaven] heads.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(close to the surface) / (as by cutting off hair closely), / , / , , , , (by extortion) / , , (in passing over)


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  • Shave — Shave, v. t. [imp. {Shaved} (sh[=a]vd);p. p. {Shaved} or {Shaven} (sh[=a]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaving}.] [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shave — Shave, n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See {Shave}, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.] (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shave — [shāv] vt. shaved, shaved or shaven, shaving [ME schaven < OE sceafan, akin to Ger schaben < IE base * (s)kab , to cut > L scabere, to shave] 1. to cut or scrape away a thin slice or slices from [to shave the edge of a door] 2. to cut or …   English World dictionary

  • Shave — (sh[=a]v), obs. p. p. of {Shave}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] His beard was shave as nigh as ever he can. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shave — may refer fo: * to shave refers to the act of shaving * Shave, a song by Enon from their 2003 album Hocus Pocus …   Wikipedia

  • Shave — Shave, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shave — index decrease, minimize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shave — vb *brush, graze, glance, skim Analogous words: touch, contact (see corresponding nouns at CONTACT): *escape, avoid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shave — The verb has a past form and past participle shaved, but the adjectival form is normally shaven, as in clean shaven …   Modern English usage

  • shave — [v] cut outer covering off barber, brush, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, decorticate, graze, kiss, make bare, pare, peel, plane, prune, shear, shingle, shred, skim, skin, slash, slice thin, sliver, strip, touch, trim; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • shave — ► VERB 1) cut the hair off one s face with a razor. 2) cut the hair off (part of the body) with a razor. 3) cut (a thin slice or slices) off something. 4) reduce by a small amount. 5) pass or send something very close to. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary