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tr.v. pared, par·ing, pares
1. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument: pare apples.
2. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving: pared off the excess dough; pared fat from the budget.
3. To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim: pare expenses.

[Middle English paren, from Old French parer, to prepare, trim, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parer - a manicurist who trims the fingernails
manicurist - a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails
2.parer - a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetablesparer - a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle


[ˈpɛərəʳ] Npelalegumbres m inv


n (= apple-/fruit-parer)Schälmesser nt
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