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"pare" in British English

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pareverb [T often + adv/prep]

uk   /peər/  us   /per/
to ​cut away the ​outerlayer from something, ​especially a ​fruit or a ​vegetable: He was ​busy paring ​apples in the ​kitchen. Pare off any ​bits of the ​carrots that don't ​look very ​nice. to ​reduce something, ​especially by a ​largeamount: The three-hour ​play has been pared (down/back) to two ​hours.
(Definition of pare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pare" in American English

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pareverb [T]

 us   /peər/
to ​cut away the ​thinouterlayer of something, esp. ​food, or to ​reduce the ​size of something: [M] He ​turned the ​blade to pare off a ​piece of ​cheese. [M] We have to pare down and ​eliminate the ​waste and ​inefficiency. [T] Simon had to pare the ​play.
(Definition of pare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pare" in Business English

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pareverb [T]

uk   us   /peər/
to ​reduce an ​amount or ​number of something: The city ​manager is ​trying to pare down the ​number of ​tax-exemptorganizations that ​donate to the city. Each ​department should ​submitplans to pare 2.5% from their ​budgets this ​fiscalyear.
(Definition of pare from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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