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Definition of sheave

"sheave" is probably misspelled. Trying shave instead Definition of shave

1. shave [ v ] remove body hair with a razor

Used in print:

(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)

Did it take a man of sixty-five longer to write a letter , shave , clean_out a barn , read a newspaper , than a man of thirty ?

Synonyms shave epilate Related Terms groom tonsure razor

2. shave [ v ] cut closely
Examples: "trim my beard"

Used in print:

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

The bristles are a Fitch 2 and a one-half inch brush shaved to a sharp chisel edge .

Synonyms shave trim Related Terms cut fleece trim

3. shave [ v ] make shavings of or reduce to shavings
Examples: "shave the radish"

Synonyms shave Related Terms carve paring

4. shave [ v ] touch the surface of lightly
Examples: "His back shaved the counter in passing"

Synonyms shave Related Terms graze skive grazing

5. shave [ v ] cut or remove with or as if with a plane
Examples: "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

Synonyms plane shave Related Terms cut plane

6. shave [ v ] cut the price of

Synonyms knock_off shave Related Terms reduce mark_down

7. shave [ n ] the act of removing hair with a razor

Synonyms shaving shave Related Terms cleaning depilation tonsure

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