shave off

shave off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "shave off":
present tense I/you/we/they shave off he/she/it shaves off present participle shaving off past tense shaved off past participle shaved off
1) to cut hair from part of your body using a razor or a shaver

You've shaved off your beard.

2) to reduce an amount

He managed to shave nearly a second off the world record.

3) to cut thin pieces from the surface of something

She shaved off some slices of Parmesan cheese for the salad.

English dictionary. 2014.

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