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shave in Hair & beauty topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshaveshave1 /ʃeɪv/ ●●● S3 verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]DCBCUT to cut off hair very close to the skin, especially from the face, using a razor He hadn’t shaved for days. Brian had cut himself shaving.shave your head/legs/armpits etc She shaved her legs and underarms.2 [transitive] to remove very thin pieces from the surface of something Shave thin strips of cheese over the pasta. shave something ↔ off→ See Verb table
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shaveIt is especially important that no breaks in the skin occur during shaving as these act as routes for bacteria to enter.Garnish with basil sprigs and shaved cheese.He wore his best suit, a clean silk shirt and shaved extra close.Polly had shaved her legs, and recently, too.He was filthy and hadn't shaved in over a week.If it normally takes you a quarter of an hour to shave, make it take you half an hour.I didn't have time to shave my legs.I could neither wash nor shave, nor was there anything in the house to eat.I wish he'd shave off that awful beard!Shave some fresh Parmesan cheese over the salad before serving.Have you shaved today?You can shave truffles on these eggs or spoon caviar on them.cut ... shavingThen came Brian, who had cut himself shaving, and was dabbing the blood on his chin.Had Maisie Gammond cut herself shaving too, he wondered?