(v. t.) To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; - followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies.
(v. t.) To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.
(v. t.) Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Pare'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/pare.html. 1828.