English version

shave something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshave something ↔ off phrasal verb1 CUTto remove hair by shaving I’ve decided to shave off my beard.2 (also shave something off something)CUT to remove very thin pieces from the surface of something, using a knife or other cutting tool I had to shave a few millimetres off the bottom of the door to make it shut.3 (also shave something off something)REDUCE if you shave a small amount off something such as a price or a record, you make the price slightly smaller or the record time slightly shorter She shaved half a second off the world record. shave→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shave offHe said it was good enough for other companies and that he wouldn't shave it off.Soon it was just clumps and permanently itchy so I asked them to shave it off.Often he would shave it off, but the next day he would have a beard just the same.Lomb said the charge will shave 30 cents off earnings for the latest quarter.My brother-in-law shaved a bit more off for me and I like it.Lomb said the charge will shave 30 cents off per - share earnings in the quarter.And that has to be good news for backpackers keen to shave pounds off the weight in their rucksacks.Shape-Up will shave 25 % off your membership through March 31.
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Verb table
shave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshave
he, she, itshaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshaved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shaved
he, she, ithas shaved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shaved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shaved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shaving
he, she, itis shaving
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you, we, theyare shaving
Past
I, he, she, itwas shaving
you, we, theywere shaving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shaving
he, she, ithas been shaving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shaving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shaving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shaving
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