Associations to the word «Shave»
SHAVE, verb. (transitive) To make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin.
SHAVE, verb. (transitive) To cut anything in this fashion.
SHAVE, verb. (intransitive) To remove hair from one's face by this means.
SHAVE, verb. (transitive) To cut finely, as with slices of meat.
SHAVE, verb. To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
SHAVE, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To be hard and severe in a bargain with; to practice extortion on; to cheat.
SHAVE, verb. (US) (slang) (dated) (transitive) To buy (a note) at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest, or to deduct in discounting it more than the legal rate allows.
SHAVE, noun. An instance of shaving.
SHAVE, noun. A thin slice; a shaving.
SHAVE, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) An exorbitant discount on a note.
SHAVE, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
SHAVE, noun. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a spokeshave.
SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see shave, haircut.
SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT, noun. A 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.
SHAVE HOOK, noun. A tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle.
SHAVE, noun. The act of removing hair with a razor.
SHAVE, verb. Remove body hair with a razor.
SHAVE, verb. Cut closely; "trim my beard".
SHAVE, verb. Cut the price of.
SHAVE, verb. Cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood".
SHAVE, verb. Make shavings of or reduce to shavings; "shave the radish".
SHAVE, verb. Touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing".
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