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pare

verb

1 pare

Decrease gradually or bit by bit.

synonym: pare down.

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more



2 pare

Cut small bits or pare shavings from.

synonym: whittle.

Dutch: aanspitsen, afknagen, snijden

3 pare

Strip the skin off:
— Pare apples.

synonyms: peel, skin.

Roget 204: slice, shave, pare, peel; delaminate; plate, coat, veneer; cover etc. 223.   

Roget 226: divest; uncover etc. (cover) etc. 223; denude, bare, strip; disfurnish; undress, disrobe etc. (dress, enrobe) ... show more

Dutch: afpellen, afschillen, ontvellen, pellen, schillen

4 pare

Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size:
— Pare one's fingernails.

synonym: trim.

Dutch: pellen, schillen, snoeien


Moby thesaurus: abridge, abscind, amputate, annihilate, ax, ban, bar, bark, beat down, bisect, bob, break, butcher, carve, cheapen, chop, cleave, clip, compress, crop ... show more.

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