Definitions for pare

Definitions for (verb) pare

Main entry: pare, pare down

Definition: decrease gradually or bit by bit

Main entry: trim, pare

Definition: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size

Usage: pare one's fingernails; trim the photograph; trim lumber

Main entry: pare, peel, skin

Definition: strip the skin off

Usage: pare apples

Main entry: whittle, pare

Definition: cut small bits or pare shavings from

Usage: whittle a piece of wood

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