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Definition 1: decrease gradually or bit by bit - [verb of change]

Synonyms for pare in the sense of this definition

(pare is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

Definition 2: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size - [verb of contact]

Samples where pare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pare one's fingernails
  • trim the photograph
  • trim lumber

Synonyms for pare in the sense of this definition

(pare is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of pare ) cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width

Definition 3: cut small bits or pare shavings from - [verb of contact]

Samples where pare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whittle a piece of wood

Synonyms for pare in the sense of this definition

(pare is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 4: strip the skin off - [verb of contact]

Samples where pare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pare apples

Synonyms for pare in the sense of this definition

(pare is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of pare ) peel off the outer layer of something

(... is a kind of pare ) strip the skin off

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