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pareverb [T]

us   /peər/
to cut away the thin outer layer 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.
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pareverb [T]

uk   /peər/ us  
to reduce an amount or number of something: The city manager is trying to pare down the number of tax-exempt organizations that donate to the city. Each department should submit plans to pare 2.5% from their budgets this fiscal year.
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