From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpare something ↔ down phrasal verbREDUCEto reduce something, especially by making a lot of small reductionsThe list was pared down for the final interviews. —pared-down adjectiveEven in its pared-down form, the contract was unacceptable. →pare→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pare down• Conoco, which once had 11 layers of management, has pared that down to six layers.