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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 of shave bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, clip, shear, snip, trimWords Related to shave skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms of shave 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 of shave graze, kiss, nudge, brush, skimWords Related to shave bump, contact, scrape, sideswipe, strike, sweep, swipe, touch; bounce, carom, glance, rebound, ricochet, skip; caress, cuddle, fondle, love, pat, pet, stroke; miss, skirtNear Antonyms of shave bang, bash, bump, clash, collide, crash, hit, impact, impinge, knock, punch, ram, slam, slap, smack, smash, swipe, thud, thwack, whack



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