English version

pare something ↔ down

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