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pare

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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parepare /peə $ per/ verb [transitive]  1 DFCto cut off the outer layer of something, using a sharp knife Pare the rind from the fruit.2 REDUCEto reduce the amount, number, or size of something as much as you can The firm has not been able to pare costs fast enough to match competitors. The country’s defences have been pared to the bone (=reduced as far as possible). pare something ↔ down
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Examples from the Corpus
pareThe rest could be pared away.The problem with the Journal is that we are a small society trying to pare costs to the minimum.But whereas caricature depends on paring down character to exaggerated essentials, acting conveys shades, nuances and inconsistencies.Mr Hall has pared down the bebop style and you are left with the spirit, minus the meaningless displays of technique.In our quest for experiencing the ultimate New York hotel bar, we must pare down the prospects.The banking industry is aggressively paring its ranks, and the current wave of megamergers simply means more layoffs.Pare one small apple and then dice it.
From Longman Business Dictionaryparepare /peəper/ (also pare down) verb [transitive] to gradually reduce a number or amountThe company has been paring its regional accounting staff.Both companies have pared down their operations in order to survive.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
pare
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypare
he, she, itpares
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pared
he, she, ithas pared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pare
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam paring
he, she, itis paring
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you, we, theyare paring
Past
I, he, she, itwas paring
you, we, theywere paring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been paring
he, she, ithas been paring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been paring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be paring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been paring
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