1. decrease gradually or bit by bit
2. cut small bits or pare shavings from
Similar word(s): whittle
3. strip the skin off
- pare apples
4. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
- pare one's fingernails
Similar word(s): trim
Sentences with pare as a verb:
- Victor pared some apples in preparation to make a tart.
- Albert had to pare his options down by disregarding anything beyond his meager budget.