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Another word for pare

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Verb
  1. To remove the skin of

      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. The membranous tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis.
      2. An animal pelt, especially the comparatively pliable pelt of a small or young animal:
      3. A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer:
      1. One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
      2. A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
      3. A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that contain the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
      1. The skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables.
      2. A chemical peel.
      3. To strip or cut away the skin, rind, or bark from; pare.
      1. To remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from; peel.
      2. To remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of (an organ or structure).
    See also:

    put-on

  2. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

      1. To shorten or reduce:
      2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
      3. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
      1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning:
      2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      3. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
      1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      2. To make a gash or gashes in.
      3. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      1. To remove (fleece or hair) by cutting or clipping.
      2. To remove the hair or fleece from.
      3. To cut with or as if with shears:
      1. The partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of the common plum, Prunus domestica.
      2. Any kind of plum that can be dried without spoiling.
      3. An ill-tempered, stupid, or incompetent person.
      1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening.
      2. To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
      3. A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
      1. To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub:
      2. To cut off a part or parts from; trim:
      3. To eliminate or excise as superfluous:
      1. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
      2. To bring down by cutting.
      3. (idiomatic) To insult, to belittle.
      1. (intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
      2. (intransitive with on) To reduce spending.
      3. (intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group:
      2. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place:
      3. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time:
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
      2. To shape or form by chopping:
      3. To cut into small pieces:
    See also:

    increase

Another word for pare

Verb
  1. To peel

      1. To strip off the skin or outer covering of.
      2. To strip of money or goods; fleece.
      3. To whip or lash.
      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
      2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
      3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
      1. The membranous tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis.
      2. An animal pelt, especially the comparatively pliable pelt of a small or young animal:
      3. A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer:
  2. To trim

      1. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group:
      2. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place:
      3. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time:
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. The partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of the common plum, Prunus domestica.
      2. Any kind of plum that can be dried without spoiling.
      3. An ill-tempered, stupid, or incompetent person.