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  • pare — [ per ] verb transitive 1. ) to reduce the total number or amount of something: pare something down/back: The list has been pared down from 9 states to 4. pare something to the bone (=reduce it by as much as you can): Government spending on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pare — ► VERB 1) trim by cutting away the outer edges of. 2) (often pare away/down) reduce or diminish in a number of small successive stages. ORIGIN Old French parer, from Latin parare prepare …   English terms dictionary

  • pare — [[t]pe͟ə(r)[/t]] pares, paring, pared 1) VERB When you pare something, or pare part of it off or away, you cut off its skin or its outer layer. → See also paring [V n from n] Pare the brown skin from the meat with a very sharp knife …   English dictionary

  • pare — verb (T) 1 to cut off the thin outer part of something using a sharp knife: Pare the onions then cut them. 2 to cut your nails so that they look neat pare sth down phrasal verb (T) to gradually reduce an amount or number: The workforce has been… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pare — UK [peə(r)] / US [per] verb [transitive] Word forms pare : present tense I/you/we/they pare he/she/it pares present participle paring past tense pared past participle pared 1) to reduce the total number or amount of something pare something… …   English dictionary

  • pare — [peə US per] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: parer to prepare, make neat , from Latin parare to prepare ] 1.) to cut off the outer layer of something, using a sharp knife ▪ Pare the rind from the fruit. 2.) to reduce the amount,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pare — [peə ǁ per] also pare down verb [transitive] to gradually reduce a number or amount: • The company has been paring its regional accounting staff. • Both companies have pared down their operations in order to survive. * * * pare UK US /peər/ verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • pare down — index curtail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pare — [v] peel, trim carve, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, decorticate, decrease, dock, flay, knock off, lop, lower, mark down, prune, reduce, scalp, scrape, shave, shear, skin, skive, slash, strip, thin, uncover; concepts 176,202,236,247 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • pare — [per] vt. pared, paring [ME paren < MFr parer, to prepare, trim, pare < L parare, to PREPARE] 1. to cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel 2. to reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually: often …   English World dictionary

  • pare down — v. (D; tr.) to pare down to (to pare down expenses to the minimum) * * * (D;tr.) to pare down to (to pare downexpenses to the minimum) …   Combinatory dictionary

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