Definition for paring (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), pared, par·ing.
Origin of pare
Related formspare·a·ble, adjectiveun·pared, adjective
Examples from the Web for paring
The 15-part show was due to begin on March 3, with Peaches paring up with her Golden Retriever, Parper.Peaches Geldof, Daughter of Rock Star Bob Geldof, Dies at 25|Nico Hines, Tom Sykes|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As American president Theodore Roosevelt found, paring down language can go too far.
How did the novel evolve away from your original idea of it, and can you say something the editorial process, the paring away.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love|Lea Carpenter|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has the shape of a chef's knife, and the fine motor control of a paring knife.
They look like the most sober and ambitious of minimal paintings, taking Barnett Newman and paring him down further.
Another form of knife suitable for paring the edges of leather is shown at fig. 60, B.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
Maggie sat near her paring pumpkins, for a genuine New England Thanksgiving cannot be properly celebrated without pumpkin pies.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
The shoemaker sprang to his feet and caught up his paring knife.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
Let a man take time enough for the most trivial deed, though it be but the paring of his nails.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
For paring acid fruits, though, a plated knife is not so likely to cause discoloring as a common steel knife.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences