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  Definition of pare
  1. decrease gradually or bit by bit
  2. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one''s fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
  3. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
  4. cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
Similar Words: pare down, trim, skin, peel, whittle

 

Hyponyms: dress, peel off, flay

 

Derivational Morphology: trimmer, parer, paring knife, paring, peel, skin, rind, peeler, skinner, sliver, shaving, whittler

 

Anagrams: rape, pear, aper, reap

 

 
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pectoral means an adornment worn on the chest or breast; either of two large muscles of the chest; of or relating to the chest or thorax; "pectoral organ"; ... more
 
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