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pareverb [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. to reduce something, especially by a large amount: The three-hour play has been pared (down/back) to two hours.
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