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An instrument with a sharp blade or set of blades, used to remove unwanted hair from the face or body:‘an electric razor’
- ‘They can also hold dad's shaving razors and brushes.’
- ‘He hurried to his own rucksack, where he pulled out a razor.’
- ‘They used an electric razor on me and my back itched for days.’
- ‘Women who want to remove underarm hair should use an electric razor or cream rather than a blade.’
- ‘When he sat down, the barber held a straight razor to his throat and spun the chair.’
- ‘I also tried a disposable straight razor and never got the hang of it.’
- ‘He noticed that men had to constantly sharpen their razors, which would dull after only a few uses.’
- ‘In 1901, Gillette introduced his double-edged bladed disposable safety razor.’
- ‘The equation is simple: pets plus kids plus safety razors equals a damn good time!’
- ‘Disposable razors are very sharp and you can just throw them away when they're done.’
- ‘The advent of safety razors has rendered local barbers jobless.’
- ‘She pulled the razor away from her wrist and put it back in the basket.’
- ‘She went to her bag and pulled out a small hand-held manual razor.’
- ‘Sitting in the tub I grabbed my razor, and held it in my hand.’
- ‘Feo eventually looked healthy and happy, especially once I had trimmed his fur with a shaving razor.’
- ‘Some people will be giving away the razors to sell the blades.’
- ‘I've been using an electric razor for over a decade now, only been replaced once.’
- ‘He then turns back to the mirror, straight razor in hand.’
- ‘She stared into the bathroom mirror as she held a small razor in her hand.’
- ‘There was soap, and bath gel, even hot lather and a shaving razor.’
Cut with a razor:‘the tapered cut is razored to give movement’
- ‘Top tip to remember for silk carpets: get them to razor off some of the silk across the complete colour range of the carpet and light it with a match.’
- ‘Denise blunt-cut it to just above her shoulders, and then razored the ends to create a wispy effect.’
- ‘So instead I started using an electric razor to shave closely, but gradually got tired of that and just started razoring it again.’
- ‘‘By keeping it short and razoring it, it should help control it,’ said Amy.’
- ‘Her eyes were set to target and razor things and she looked at the object.’
Middle English: from Old French rasor, from raser shave closely (see raze).
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