- to remove the outer covering or skin of something with a cutting device, typically a knife
- We pared the paired pears.
- to reduce, diminish or trim gradually something as if by cutting off
- Albert had to pare his options down by disregarding anything beyond his meager budget.
- to trim the hoof of a horse
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