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shave

2 noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty
shave2 [countable usually singular]
1DCB if a man has a shave, he cuts off the hair on his face close to his skin using a razor:
He looked as if he needed a shave.
have a shave British English
I'll just have a shave before we go.
2

a close shave

a situation in which you only just avoid an accident or something:
Phew, that was a close shave.

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