Definitions for PAREpɛər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cut off or trim the outer coating, layer, edge, or part of:
to pare an apple; to pare one's nails.
to reduce or remove by or as if by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often fol. by down):
to pare down expenses.
Origin of pare:
1275–1325; ME < MF parer to make ready, trim < L parāre to prepare
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
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