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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pare  \Pare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Paring}.]  [F.  parer  to  pare,  as  a  horse's  hoofs,  to  dress  or 
  curry,  as  leather,  to  clear,  as  anchors  or  cables,  to  parry, 
  ward  off  fr  L.  parare  to  prepare.  Cf  {Empire},  {Parade}, 
  {Pardon},  {Parry},  {Prepare}.] 
  1.  To  cut  off  or  shave  off  the  superficial  substance  or 
  extremities  of  as  to  pare  an  apple;  to  pare  a  horse's 
  2.  To  remove;  to  separate;  to  cut  or  shave,  as  the  skin, 
  ring,  or  outside  part  from  anything  --  followed  by  off 
  or  away  as  to  pare  off  the  ring  of  fruit;  to  pare  away 
  3.  Fig.:  To  diminish  the  bulk  of  to  reduce;  to  lessen. 
  The  king  began  to  pare  a  little  the  privilege  of 
  clergy.  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  decrease  gradually  or  bit  by  bit  [syn:  {pare  down}] 
  2:  cut  small  bits  or  pare  shavings  from  "whittle  a  piece  of 
  wood"  [syn:  {whittle}] 
  3:  strip  the  skin  off  (fruit,  for  example)  [syn:  {skin},  {peel}] 
  4:  remove  the  edges  from:  "trim  the  picture"  [syn:  {trim}] 

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