How Do You Spell SHAVE?

Correct spelling for the English word "shave" is [ʃ_ˈeɪ_v], [ʃˈe͡ɪv], [ʃˈe‍ɪv]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of SHAVE

  1. To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.

Common Misspellings for SHAVE

Below is the list of 258 misspellings for the word "shave".

Usage Examples for SHAVE

  1. He burst into tears; asked the stranger to lend him a half- penny to buy a candle, as it was not light enough to shave him with safety. - "McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader" by William Holmes McGuffey
  2. I thought it was my needing a shave, but it wasn't. - "The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
  3. He needed a shave, but he was grinning happily. - "Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
  4. I had a close shave this noon. - "Arms and the Woman" by Harold MacGrath
  5. Yet their plight would have been even worse than it was, had not John Fox the gunner possessed unusual skill as a barber, which somehow became known, and the officials about the gaol and harbour would send for him to shave them and cut their hair. - "The Strange Story Book" by Mrs. Andrew Lang