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pare

verb [T often + adv/prep] uk   /peər/ us    /per/
to cut away the outer layer 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.Removing the skin or seed from fruit and vegetables to reduce something, especially by a large amount: The three-hour play has been pared (down/back) to two hours.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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