Definition of pare
- pare apples
- paring his nails
- pare expenses
- the novel was pared down to 200 pages
The company has to find a way to pare expenses.
pared the stray branches on the tree
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to carefully cut off the outside or the ends of (something)
: to make (something) smaller : to reduce (something) in size, amount, or number
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