Synonyms for shave
- cut down
- cut back
- make bare
- slice thin
Antonyms for shave
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHAVE
After I got home I did not shave for two days, and scarcely ever spoke.
Being here, I may as well have a shave, and get trimmed close.'
All right—and I'll profit by the opportunity to have a shave.
I could see him a little better, if he'd shave himself, and get his hair cut.'
No shower, no shave, no quiet dinner, no walk; all that would have to come later.
He was trembling as Sapt told him how the land lay, and bade him shave me.
He couldn't have been more than eighteen when we first met him, for he never had to shave.
“It is strange that they do not shave their heads as do our people,” Chebron said.
They do not shave their heads as we do, and they generally let the hair on their faces grow.
He said he would walk with me and told his valet to shave him.
Old English sceafan (strong verb, past tense scof, past participle scafen), "to scrape, shave, polish," from Proto-Germanic *skaban (cf. Old Norse skafa, Middle Dutch scaven, German schaben, Gothic skaban "scratch, shave, scrape"), from PIE *skabh-, collateral form of root *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (see scabies). Related: Shaved; shaving. Original strong verb status is preserved in past tense form shaven. Specifically in reference to cutting the hair close from mid-13c. Figurative sense of "to strip (someone) of money or possessions" is attested from late 14c.