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verb [transitive] pare pronunciation in American English /per/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleparing
past tensepared
past participlepared

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  1. 1
    to reduce the total number or amount of something
    pare something down/back:

    The list has been pared down from 9 states to 4.

    pare something to the bone (=reduce it by as much as you can):

    Government spending on defense has been pared to the bone.

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