Synonyms of paring


1. paring, sliver, shaving, fragment

usage: a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

2. paring, object, physical object

usage: (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"


1. pare, pare down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: decrease gradually or bit by bit

2. whittle, pare, cut

usage: cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"

3. skin, peel, pare, strip

usage: strip the skin off; "pare apples"

4. pare, trim, cut

usage: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"

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