pare down

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Related to pare down: catch up, stick to, the likes of, pare off
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Verb1.pare down - decrease gradually or bit by bit
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

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vt sep (fig) expenseseinschränken; personneleinsparen; to pare something down to the minimumetw auf ein Minimum beschränken
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Global Banking News-January 21, 2013--BNP Paribas sets aside EUR1bn to pare down businesses(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
And even if Greece was able to pare down the debt without killing its economy through an acute aggregate demand shock, the country anyway has a huge competitiveness problem.
Summary: JOPLIN, Missouri, Jumada II 24, 1432 / May 27, 2011, SPA -- The death toll from the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, reached 132 Friday, a city spokeswoman said, while the state worked to pare down the list of people missing and unaccounted for since the storm, according to AP.
Will this artificial skin really pare down swimmers' race times?
Additionally, their choices will indicate certain aesthetic trends that will both embrace and reject the artistic choices of the play they pare down.
The format might be considered an nnconscious nod to modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey's instructions to choreographers to pare down movement invention to its essence.
Newell credits Campbell with being instrumental in bringing MedCan and Inco together in helping to pare down the nickel producer's previous lost-time-to-injury rate.
coms have been offering BMWs to lure the best and the brightest, old-line companies have a tough time competing - though the emerging shakeout of some Internet-based businesses may help pare down the more outlandish inducements.