shave
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shave(
sheyv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove the hair from)
a. afeitarse (oneself or a part of one's body)
How often do you shave your beard?¿Con qué frecuencia te afeitas la barba?
b. rasurarse (oneself or a part of one's body)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
To shave my legs, I use disposable razors.Para rasurarme las piernas, uso cuchillas desechables.
c. afeitar (someone else)
Do you want me to shave you?¿Quiere que lo afeite?
d. rasurar (someone else)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She had her legs shaved.Le rasuraron las piernas.
2. (to remove the wool from)
a. esquilar
The farmer shaved the sheep.El granjero esquiló a las ovejas.
3. (carpentry)
a. cepillar
You can shave the door with a bench plane to make it fit the frame.Puedes cepillar la puerta con una garlopa manual para hacer que encaje en su marco.
4. (to reduce)
a. recortar
We need to shave our expenses if we want to make a profit this year.Tenemos que recortar nuestros gastos si queremos conseguir beneficios este año.
5. (to touch in passing)
a. rozar
His shot at goal shaved the crossbar.Su tiro al arco rozó el larguero.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to remove hair)
a. afeitarse
I cut myself when I was shaving.Me corté cuando me afeitaba.
b. rasurarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't need to shave every day.No necesito rasurarme todos los días.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (act of shaving)
a. el afeitado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you want a close shave, don't use an electric razor.Si quieres un afeitado apurado, no uses una maquinilla eléctrica.
b. el rasurado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Use baby oil and a new razor for a quick shave.Use aceite para bebés y una cuchilla nueva para un rasurado rápido.
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shave
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el afeitado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have a shaveafeitarse
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
that was a close shave!¡ha faltado un pelo!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. afeitar
to shave one's faceafeitarse
to shave one's legsafeitarse las piernas
4. (wood)
a. cepillar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. afeitarse
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shave [ʃeɪv] shaved shaved shaven
noun
to have a shave afeitarse; rasurarse; especially (LAm) to have a close or narrow shave salvarse de milagro or por los pelos; that was a close shave! ¡qué poco le ha faltado!; ¡(ha sido) por los pelos!
transitive verb
[+person, face] afeitar; rasurar; especially (LAm) [+wood] cepillar; (skim, graze) pasar rozando
to shave (off) one's beard afeitarse la barba; to shave one's legs afeitarse las piernas
intransitive verb
[+person] afeitarse; rasurarse; especially (LAm)
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