名词:parer 动词过去式:pared 过去分词:pared 现在分词:paring 第三人称单数:pares
1 trim (sth) by cutting away the edges 修剪（某物）边缘
*pare one's finger-nails 修剪指甲.
2 cut away the skin or outer covering from (sth); peel 剥或削（某物）的皮
*pare an apple 削苹果.
3 (phr v) pare sth down reduce sth considerably 大量削减某物
*We have pared down our expenses to a bare minimum. 我们已最大限度地削减了开支. pare sth off (sth) remove (skin, peel, etc) from sth in thin strips 一条条地剥去或削掉（外皮）
*She pared off the thick peel with a sharp knife. 她用一把锋利的刀削去厚厚的果皮. =>Usage at clip2 用法见clip2.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin: parer 'to prepare, make neat', from Latin parare 'to prepare']
to cut off the outer layer of something, using a sharp knife
Pare the rind from the fruit.
to reduce the amount, number, or size of something as much as you can
The firm has not been able to pare costs fast enough to match competitors.
The country's defences have been pared to the bone (=reduced as far as possible) .
pare down [pare sth⇔down] phr v
to reduce something, especially by making a lot of small reductions
The list was pared down for the final interviews.
Even in its pared-down form, the contract was unacceptable.
1. A surgeon in Brussels called Andreas Vesalius and a French surgeon called Ambroise Pare both studied anatomy in the 16th century; but in order to get bodies to dissect they had to steal them by night from gallows or graves. 布鲁塞尔的一位叫韦萨里斯的外科医生和法国的一位外科医生帕雷都于16世纪研究了解剖学；但为了得到解剖用的尸体，他们不得不深更半夜到绞架台或墓地偷尸。