pare
transitive verb (pared; paring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French parer to make, prepare, pare, from Latin parare to prepare, acquire; akin to Latin parere to give birth to, produce, Greek porein to give, present, Sanskrit pṛṇāti he gives Date: 14th century 1. to trim off an outside, excess, or irregular part of <
pare apples
>
<
paring his nails
>
2. to diminish or reduce by or as if by paring <
pare expenses
>
<
the novel was pared down to 200 pages
>
parer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(by the use of a knife) / , , / (gradually), ,


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