verb (used with object), pared, par·ing.
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With a smaller spread, you may be paring down on which Thanksgiving dishes appear on your table.Mashed, roasted, crispy or creamy: Our best potato recipes for your holiday table|Kari Sonde|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Pre-inspections are often pared down versions where you might not get a written report.How to win a multiple offer battle when buying a home in D.C.|Khalil Alexander El-Ghoul|November 6, 2020|Washington Blade
Traders are paring back their reflation trades amid fading odds of a fiscal splurge now that a Blue Wave takeover of the Senate is all but out of reach.Traders brace for a choppy day as the bet on big fiscal stimulus unravels|Lee Clifford|November 4, 2020|Fortune
He became Capitol Hill’s youngest staff director, and positioned himself squarely in the middle of the conservative mainstream, paring budgets and shepherding Ronald Reagan’s massive tax cut package through Congress.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.|by Lydia DePillis|October 13, 2020|ProPublica
For instance, the utility initially agreed to annual benchmarks on energy efficiency designed to save customers money but later pared down the program, environmental negotiators said.Inside the Utility Company Lobbying Blitz That Will Hike Electric Bills|by Patrick Wilson, Richmond Times-Dispatch|October 9, 2020|ProPublica
He emerges, barely, pared to his essence, like a sculpture hacked from ice.
J.J. Cale, 74 No one has ever pared a song down to its essentials better than this laconic Oklahoma composer and performer.
But where Schrager and Starck pared down, Calderwood and his team gussied up.Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood’s Greatest Legacy|Jessica Dawson|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Defense Department,” Hagel has argued, “has been bloated” and must “be pared down.
Everything in his life is pared down to the essential structure of his work.
As the fruit is pared or hulled, as the case may be, drop it into its measuring bowl.
They are best baked; are very nice boiled till tender, and then pared and laid into the oven to brown.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
The neck of the flap is sure to be redundant and prominent, but can be pared.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
To prevent their discoloring the pieces may be dropped into mild salt water as they are pared and sliced.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
All the conditions were to be changed, the old angles to be pared off, new horizons to be regarded.An Old Town By The Sea|Thomas Bailey Aldrich