Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shaving

3 senses of shaving

Sense 1
shave, shaving -- (the act of removing hair with a razor)
       => depilation, epilation -- (the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin))

Sense 2
paring, sliver, shaving -- (a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something)
       => fragment -- (a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock")

Sense 3
grazing, shaving, skimming -- (the act of brushing against while passing)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shave

6 senses of shave

Sense 1
shave -- (remove body hair with a razor)
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

Sense 2
shave, trim -- (cut closely; "trim my beard")
       => cut -- (shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair")

Sense 3
shave, knock off -- (cut the price of)
       => reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down -- (cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits")

Sense 4
plane, shave -- (cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 5
shave -- (make shavings of or reduce to shavings; "shave the radish")
       => carve, cut up -- (cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham")

Sense 6
shave -- (touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing")
       => graze, crease, rake -- (scrape gently; "graze the skin")

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