pare definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To remove the external covering or skin of with a knife or comparable tool: pare apples.
    • To remove by or just as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough.
    • To reduce as if by cutting off exterior components; trim: pare expenses through the monthly budget.
    • To stop, or shave off, the superficial compound or extremities of
    • To remove; to split up; to cut or shave, due to the fact skin, skin, or outside component, from such a thing; -- accompanied by off or away.
    • Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to cut back; to lessen.
  • verb:
    • to get rid of the external covering or epidermis of some thing with a cutting device, typically a knife
    • to cut back, diminish or trim gradually one thing like by cutting off
    • to cut the hoof of a horse
    • reduce slowly or slowly
    • cut small bits or pare shavings from
    • strip the skin off
    • get rid of the sides from and cut down on desired size
  • others:
    • To cut by cutting or shaving off slim slices or flakes from area or even the extremities: since, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof, or an individual's fingernails; to pare old or worn-out grass-land.
    • To reduce by cutting away superficial parts; diminish by little and little; cut down.
    • to eliminate by or as by cutting, clipping, or shaving: with down or away: as, to pare off the skin of fresh fruit; to pare away redundancies.
    • Synonyms Pare, Peel, Shave off. To pare would be to remove the area only with a knife or comparable instrument; to peel is to pull off your skin or rind. “That is peeled that is deprived of a normal level or integument spread over it.” (C. J. Smith, Synonyms Discriminated, p. 603.) The figurative uses of those two words tend to be limited. Shave or shave down still appears figurative you should definitely implying the usage a razor, and it is controlled in its definition by that original feeling; thus it is usually limited by dressing off the area.
  • noun:
    • An obsolete as a type of. pair.
    • on the list of Maoris of New Zealand, the carved ornament or ornamentation about a door.

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