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pare / pe(ə)r/ • v. [tr.] trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges: Carlo pared his thumbnails with his knife. ∎  cut off the outer skin of (something): pare off the rind using a peeler. ∎  reduce (something) in size, extent, quantity, or number, usually in a number of small successive stages: union leaders publicly pared down their demands we pared costs by doing our own cleaning. DERIVATIVES: par·er n.

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pare trim by cutting. XIII. — (O)F. parer adorn, arrange, peel (fruit) :— L. parāre PREPARE, which in Rom. acquired specialized uses.

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Pare

parings collectively ; the amount pared or cut off, 1430.

Example : pare of men.

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pare

pare To peel or trim.

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