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paring

 
Noun paring has 2 senses
  1. paring, sliver, shaving - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    --1 is a kind of fragment
    --1 has particulars: splint
    Derived form: verb pare2
  2. paring - (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"
    --2 is a kind of
    object, physical object
    Derived form: verb pare3
Verb pare has 4 senses
  1. pare, pare down - decrease gradually or bit by bit
    --1 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. whittle, pare - cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
    --2 is one way to cut
    Derived form: noun paring1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. skin, peel, pare - strip the skin off; "pare apples"
    --3 is one way to strip
    Derived forms: noun parer2, noun paring2
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs pare the vegetables
  4. pare, trim - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
    --4 is one way to cut
    Derived form: noun parer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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