pare, pare down(verb)
decrease gradually or bit by bit
cut small bits or pare shavings from
"whittle a piece of wood"
skin, peel, pare(verb)
strip the skin off
remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
"pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
To remove the outer covering or skin of something with a cutting device, typically a knife.
We pared the paired pears.
To reduce, diminish or trim gradually something as if by cutting off.
Albrecht had to pare his options down by disregarding anything beyond his meager budget.
Origin: From parer "arrange, prepare, trim", from parare "make ready" (related to parere "produce, bring forth"), from a .
to cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof
to remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies
fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen
Origin: [F. parer to pare, as a horse's hoofs, to dress or curry, as, leather, to clear, as anchors or cables, to parry, ward off, fr. L. parare to prepare. Cf. Empire, Parade, Pardon, Parry, Prepare.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pār, v.t. to cut or shave off: to trim, or to remove by cutting: to diminish by littles.—n. Pār′er, one who, or that which, pares. [Fr. parer—L. parāre, to prepare.]
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aper, pear, rape, reap
The numerical value of PARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of PARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- pelar, pareSpanish
- leikata, kuoria, supistaaFinnish
- éplucher, rogner, pelerFrench
- 깎아 내다Korean
- schillen, snoeien, pellen, besnoeien, beknibbelenDutch
- урезать, очищать, чиститьRussian
- verka, göra avkall, skala, minska, skala nedSwedish
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