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1. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] remove body hair with a razor.

Synonyms

  • groom
  • tonsure
  • razor

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Shave

  • misbehave
  • shortwave
  • mcclave
  • kunaev
  • enslave
  • engrave
  • deprave
  • concave
  • unfav
  • lefave
  • lafave
  • forgave
  • behave
  • stave
  • slave
  • quave
  • grave
  • crave
  • brave
  • wave
  • waive
  • they've
  • schave
  • save
  • rave
  • pave
  • nave
  • mave
  • lave
  • knave

Example sentences of the word shave


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Every minute you shave off your shower is money shaved off your water bill too.

2. Verb, base form
Use a knife or utility blade to shave off the edges of the pencil tip to make it sharper.

Quotes containing the word shave


1. We can’t be lovers because we both have mustaches. But since you’re a lady, and I’m a gentleman, I’ll shave mine off.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

2. Don’t shave my head to make your wig of selfishness. Shave it because you care.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. I have a beard of fog that I wear on misty mornings. It’s not cigarette smoke, but I’d understand if you wanted to shave it off and inhale it.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

2. after-shave

noun. a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving.

Synonyms

  • after-shave lotion
  • lotion

3. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] cut closely.

Synonyms

  • trim
  • fleece
  • shear

Antonyms

  • unmown
  • untrimmed
  • presence
  • start

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] cut the price of.

Synonyms

  • trim down
  • cut
  • bring down
  • trim
  • knock off
  • cut down
  • reduce
  • cut back
  • mark down

Antonyms

  • fat
  • untidy
  • fancy
  • continue

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] touch the surface of lightly.

Synonyms

  • graze
  • crease
  • skive

Antonyms

  • uncastrated
  • attend
  • increased
  • erase

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] cut or remove with or as if with a plane.

Synonyms

  • plane

Antonyms

  • leave
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. shave

noun. ['ˈʃeɪv'] the act of removing hair with a razor.

Synonyms

  • shaving
  • tonsure
  • epilation

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. shave

verb. ['ˈʃeɪv'] make shavings of or reduce to shavings.

Synonyms

  • cut up

Antonyms

  • raise
  • ascend

Etymology

  • sceafa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shaven (Middle English (1100-1500))
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