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  1. (verb-transitive) To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument: pare apples.
  2. (verb-transitive) To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough.
  3. (verb-transitive) To reduce as if by cutting off outer parts; trim: pare expenses from the monthly budget.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Still, we will again pare away your illogic and help you out with your argument. - On Sophistry and Subjectivity
  2. For what screenwriter and director Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) has done is to pare from the novel all nuance. - Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  3. Maybe I'm overreacting to all the reading lists of late, and I'll buy the different audiences argument, but would like to see Van Gelder if it's his call pare things back and push more stories over reviews. - Dear readers...
  4. And as regular CD sales continue to fall and major recording labels pare their artist rosters, up-and-coming musicians have to find ways to promote themselves in ways that were unheard of a few years ago. - Newsvine - Get Smarter Here
  5. WHITFIELD: So in a moment I want to ask you, you know, how you kind of pare it down. - CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2009


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