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English verb: pare

1. pare (change) decrease gradually or bit by bit


Synonymspare down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

2. pare (contact) cut small bits or pare shavings from


SamplesWhittle a piece of wood.


Synonymswhittle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

3. pare (contact) strip the skin off


SamplesPare apples.


ExamplesThe chefs pare the vegetables


Synonymspeel, skin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strip


Narrower (hyponym)flay, peel off

4. pare (contact) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size


SamplesPare one's fingernails.
Trim the photograph.
Trim lumber.


Synonymstrim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)dress









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