French translation of 'shave'
1. [person] raser
to shave one’s legs se raser les jambes
to get shaved se raser
2. (= plane) [wood] raboter
3. [prices, profits] réduire
to have a shave se raser
to give sb a shave raser qn
to have a close shave l’échapper belle
That was a close shave! On l’a échappé belle !
Phrasal verbsshave off
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Example Sentences Including 'shave'
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The job cuts will shave tens of millions of pounds from the company's annual budget.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His hair was clipped to stubble, his face freshly shaved.The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
A wash, a shave and a change of shirt.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Is it like pruning shrubs, so the more I shave my face the faster it will sprout on top?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Our expedition has already had one close shave.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Stop using my leg razors to shave your balding head.The Sun (2015)
You're shaving my face off!The Sun (2011)
Yesterday's close shave has left us really nervous.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But should you prefer not to spend thousands of pounds for a smooth wet shave, there is an alternative.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Comfort It's a smooth enough shave.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It was because my dad used to shave my hair in this forceful way.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The scars on his skull are clearly visible through his closely shaven hair.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
White truffles should not be cooked - wipe clean and shave into thin slices.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You might also want to shave your armpits.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She also shaved off her hair and attacked a car with an umbrella - then checked into rehab.The Sun (2014)
Spending cuts here will shave at least 50million off profits.The Sun (2011)
There were a lot of shaved heads and tattoos.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They had barely been fed and their heads were shaved.The Sun (2011)
We may have to shave our heads to get through customs.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
As the change could shave nearly a percentage point off RPI, it is hard to argue it would not be.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It does not think afterwards that it just had a close shave.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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'shave' in Other Languages
British English: shave /ʃeɪv/ VERB
When a man shaves, he removes the hair from his face using a razor or shaver so that his face is smooth.
He took a bath and shaved before dinner.
It's a pity you shaved your moustache off.
- American English: shave
- Arabic: يَحْلِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: fazer a barba
- Chinese: 剃须
- Croatian: brijati se
- Czech: holit se
- Danish: barbere (sig)
- Dutch: scheren
- European Spanish: afeitarse
- Finnish: ajaa parta
- French: raser
- German: rasieren
- Greek: ξυρίζομαι
- Italian: rasare
- Japanese: 剃る
- Korean: 면도하다
- Norwegian: barbere (seg)
- Polish: golić
- European Portuguese: fazer a barba
- Romanian: a se bărbieri
- Russian: бриться
- Spanish: afeitarse
- Swedish: raka (sig)
- Thai: โกน
- Turkish: tıraş olmak
- Ukrainian: голитися
- Vietnamese: cạo râu
Translation of shave from the Collins English to French Dictionary