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shave off

v.
1. To cut something, especially hair, from the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver: I shaved my beard off. I shaved off the stubble.
2. To remove or eliminate something in thin strips or small amounts using a blade: The woodworker used a planer to shave off the bark. I opened the coconut and shaved some of the meat off with a knife.
3. To eliminate some small amount of a total: This aerodynamic racing suit will shave off a full second from your time. She shaved ten seconds off the school's 100-meter dash record.
4. To limit deliberately the number of points scored by one's own team in an athletic contest, as in return for a payment from gamblers to ensure winnings: The rest of the team was sure that he was missing shots on purpose in order to shave points off for his gambling buddies. The police are investigating her for shaving off points in the championship game.
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Rob negotiated the terms by which he would shave off the signature mustache he's sported for the past 35 years.
They got 20 of their friends to raise pledges for children's cancer research by agreeing to shave off their precious hair.
The only way I could think of was to shave off my hair.
To fix the problem, surgeons use lasers--precise enough to cut a human hair lengthwise--to shave off the protruding central portion of the cornea, flattening the front of the eyeball slightly and correcting the excessive refraction.
By partnering with Intergraph, the District is able to leverage cutting edge technology that promotes multi-agency information sharing in real-time, which will shave off time when seconds count most.
And at the end of the month, The Big Hairy Shave Off will be held at the Huddersfield Movember Awards Evening, taking place at Lockwood Park Rugby Club on November 30.
London, March 5 ( ANI ): Guys, shave off your beard before going on a blind date.
And to get into character, Canon Paul Peverell, of Christ Church, Great Ayton, has even allowed the cast to shave off his beard.
But as December rolls in the time has come for the big shave off.
Bleary-eyed fans who had spent the night dancing and singing away in "the world's biggest street party'', speculated on what prompted Dhoni to shave off his mane just hours after the glory of Mumbai.
The father claimed he had been forced to shave off his moustache after his barber cut a part of it off by accident.
WELL, lots of fellas go for the back, sack and crack wax these days Laura - but it is a bit unusual for a guy to shave off ALL his body hair.
Whatever possessed him to shave off his lovely locks for this mohican?
Lee has recovered from cancer himself and added: "We do things for Children in Need every year, but I thought my hair ought to be put to some use and I wanted to do something for cancer patients as well, because if it wasn't for Cancer Research, I wouldn't have had the hair to shave off.
Barry's been helping me with the little stuff that can shave off little pieces (of time),'' Andrade said.