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shave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shave

  1. 1 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <he always shaves most of his hair off when the weather starts getting warmer> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, clip, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen

  2. 2 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing <just shaved the concrete post as the car turned the corner> Synonyms graze, kiss, nudge, {h,2}brush, skimRelated Words bump, contact, scrape, sideswipe, strike, sweep, swipe, touch; bounce, carom, glance, rebound, ricochet, skip; caress, cuddle, fondle, love, pat, pet, stroke; miss, skirtNear Antonyms bang, bash, bump, clash, collide, crash, hit, impact, impinge, knock, punch, ram, slam, slap, smack, smash, swipe, thud, thwack, whack




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