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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shave, v. t. [imp. Shaved p. p. Shaved or Shaven p. pr. & vb. n. Shaving.]
 1. To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.
 2. To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.
    I'll shave your crown for this.   --Shak.
 The laborer with the bending scythe is seen
 Shaving the surface of the waving green.   --Gay.
 3. To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
    Plants bruised or shaven in leaf or root.   --Bacon.
 4. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
    Now shaves with level wing the deep.   --Milton.
 5. To strip; to plunder; to fleece. [Colloq.]
 To shave a note, to buy it at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows. [Cant, U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of removing hair with a razor [syn: shaving]
      v 1: remove body hair with a razor
      2: cut closely; "trim my beard" [syn: trim]
      3: cut the price of [syn: knock off]
      4: cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine
         shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood" [syn: plane]
      5: make shavings of or reduce to shavings; "shave the radish"
      6: touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter
         in passing"
      [also: shaven]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin [syn: shaved]
            [ant: unshaven]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See shave