To pare is defined as to peel, reduce or remove by trimming off the outside.verb
An example of to pare is using a knife to remove the skin of an orange.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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transitive verb pared, paring
- to cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel
- to reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually: often with down
ME paren < MFr parer, to prepare, trim, pare < L parare, to prepare
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transitive verb pared pared
- To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument: pare apples.
- To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough.
- To reduce as if by cutting off outer parts; trim: pare expenses from the monthly budget.
Origin: Middle English paren, from Old French parer, to prepare, trim, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
pare - Medical Definition
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, Ambroise 1517?-1590.
French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.