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pare

to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of: pare an apple
Not to be confused with:
pair – two things that are matched for use together: a pair of socks; a married, engaged, or dating couple; two mated animals; a pair of horses
pear – an edible fruit; the tree itself: partridge in a pear tree

pare

 (pâr)
tr.v. pared, par·ing, pares
1. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument: pare apples.
2. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough; pared fat from the budget.
3. To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim: pare expenses.

[Middle English paren, from Old French parer, to prepare, trim, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par′er n.

pare

(pɛə)
vb (tr)
1. to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
2. to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
3. to decrease bit by bit
[C13: from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready]
ˈparer n

Paré

(French pare)
n
(Biography) Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510–90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization

pare

(pɛər)

v.t.
1. to cut off or trim the outer coating, layer, edge, or part of: to pare an apple; to pare one's nails.
2. to reduce or remove by or as if by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often fol. by down): to pare down expenses.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French parer to make ready, trim < Latin parāre to prepare]

Pare

 parings collectively; the amount pared or cut off, 1430.
Example: pare of men.

pare


Past participle: pared
Gerund: paring

Imperative
pare
pare
Present
I pare
you pare
he/she/it pares
we pare
you pare
they pare
Preterite
I pared
you pared
he/she/it pared
we pared
you pared
they pared
Present Continuous
I am paring
you are paring
he/she/it is paring
we are paring
you are paring
they are paring
Present Perfect
I have pared
you have pared
he/she/it has pared
we have pared
you have pared
they have pared
Past Continuous
I was paring
you were paring
he/she/it was paring
we were paring
you were paring
they were paring
Past Perfect
I had pared
you had pared
he/she/it had pared
we had pared
you had pared
they had pared
Future
I will pare
you will pare
he/she/it will pare
we will pare
you will pare
they will pare
Future Perfect
I will have pared
you will have pared
he/she/it will have pared
we will have pared
you will have pared
they will have pared
Future Continuous
I will be paring
you will be paring
he/she/it will be paring
we will be paring
you will be paring
they will be paring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paring
you have been paring
he/she/it has been paring
we have been paring
you have been paring
they have been paring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paring
you will have been paring
he/she/it will have been paring
we will have been paring
you will have been paring
they will have been paring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paring
you had been paring
he/she/it had been paring
we had been paring
you had been paring
they had been paring
Conditional
I would pare
you would pare
he/she/it would pare
we would pare
you would pare
they would pare
Past Conditional
I would have pared
you would have pared
he/she/it would have pared
we would have pared
you would have pared
they would have pared

pare

To peel the skin from a food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pare - decrease gradually or bit by bit
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
2.pare - cut small bits or pare shavings frompare - cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
3.pare - strip the skin off; "pare apples"
peel off - peel off the outer layer of something
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
flay - strip the skin off
4.pare - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired sizepare - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
dress - cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

pare

verb
1. peel, cut, skin, trim, clip, shave Pare the rind thinly from the lemon.
2. cut back, cut, reduce, crop, decrease, dock, prune, shear, lop, retrench Local authorities must pare down their budgets.

pare

verb
1. To remove the skin of:
2. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
Translations

pare

[pɛəʳ] VT [+ nails] → cortar; [+ fruit etc] → pelar
pare down VT + ADVreducir
to pare sth down to the minimumreducir algo al mínimo

pare

[ˈpɛər] vt
[+ fruit] → peler
(= trim) to pare one's nails → se couper les ongles
(= reduce) [+ costs] → alléger
pare down
vt sep (= reduce) [+ costs, numbers] → alléger
pare off
vt sep [+ slice] → découper; [+ rind, skin] → découperpared-down [ˌpɛərdˈdaʊn] adj
(= not elaborate) [style] → dépouillé(e) m/f
Her style is pared-down and simple → Son style est simple et dépouillé.
[organization] → allégé(e)

pare

vt
nailsschneiden; fruit, stickschälen; she pared the skin off the applesie schälte den Apfel
(fig) spending, budgetzurückschneiden; pared to the boneauf das Allernotwendigste zurückgeschnitten

pare

[pɛəʳ] vt (nails) → tagliarsi; (fruit) → sbucciare, pelare
pare down vt + adv (costs) → ridurre, limitare
References in classic literature ?
I snuggled close among the wallow of snorers, to conceal as nearly as possible that I was naked of irons; and I kept a sharp lookout and pre- pared to spring for my man the moment he should bend over me.
The master's wife would go on a visit to the country in a few days, and there would be nothing to interfere with the plan; the master always pre- pared himself for great occasions by getting pretty well fuddled, and the sign-painter's boy said that when the dominie had reached the proper condition on Examina- tion Evening he would "manage the thing" while he napped in his chair; then he would have him awakened at the right time and hurried away to school.
If with the latter, what are you pre- pared to do and dare in their behalf?
And scattered about it, some in their over- turned war-machines, some in the now rigid handling- machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians--DEAD!--slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unpre- pared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.
Seymour Delafield," said Charlotte, raising her mild eyes to the face of her mother, and smiling, as she delicately pared her apple, with a simple ingenuousness that banished uneasiness from the breast of her parent in an instant.
He kept his hand on the knob as though pre- pared to resist anyone else coming in.
He'll undertake to torture any number of cats, if their teeth be drawn and their claws pared. You'll be able to tell his uncle fine tales of his KINDNESS, when you get home again, I assure you.'
Los tumores en la pared toracica son relativamente infrecuentes en perros y usualmente se derivan de hueso o componentes cartilaginosos de la pared costal (Halfacree et al.
In August, Uday Kotak, the founder and promoter of Kotak Mahindra Bank, had pared down his stake in the bank to 19.70 percent from about 30 percent after the central bank demanded he did so.
This is in contrast with Europe, where major insurers have pared down their investments and involvement in the coal industry.
A la exploracion fisica se encontro una masa a tension, dependiente de la pared abdominal en cuadrante superior izquierdo, dolor con intensidad 8/10, eritema importante hasta la linea axilar posterior.