pare: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pâr), [key]
— pared, par•ing.
- to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of.
- to remove (an outer coating, layer, or part) by cutting (often fol. by off or away).
- to reduce or remove by or as by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often fol. by down): to pare down one's expenses.
Pronunciation: (pa-rā'), [key]
- 1510–90, French surgeon.
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