Synonyms for pare down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pair
Phonetic Transcription : pɛər

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Définition of pare down

Origin :
  • "to trim by cutting close," c.1300, from Old French parer "arrange, prepare; trim, adorn," and directly from Latin parare "make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order," related to parere "produce, bring forth, give birth to," from PIE root *pere- "produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth," and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu "to brood," Greek poris "calf, bull," Old High German farro, German Farre "bullock," Old English fearr "bull," Sanskrit prthukah "child, calf, young of an animal," Czech spratek "brat, urchin, premature calf"). Generalized meaning "to reduce something little by little" is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.
  • As in lop : verb trim
  • As in prune : verb trim; cut short
  • As in trim : verb cut shorter
  • As in curtail : verb cut short; abridge
Example sentences :
  • This knife will pare down your pride and humble you to the dust beneath my feet.
  • Extract from : « The Day of Wrath » by Maurus Jkai
  • They pare down the wretched souls to what is below gaol allowance.
  • Extract from : « Rural Rides » by William Cobbett
  • Then pare down the end of the back to a lancet-shaped point, as shown in Fig. 2.
  • Extract from : « Hand-Craft » by John D. Sutcliffe
  • With the knife, pare down each side so as to leave a 1⁄2-in.
  • Extract from : « Hand-Craft » by John D. Sutcliffe
  • The chisel is often used to pare down the surface of a piece of work to a given line, as shown in Fig. 27.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Craftsman » by A. Neely Hall
  • Consequently, it was necessary to pare down the mouths of the mugs to make them acceptable to the lips of the toper.
  • Extract from : « Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology » by Ivor Noel Hume
  • It is usual to pare down the sides of each successive rise before another is added to it.
  • Extract from : « Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay » by Clough Williams-Ellis
  • Do not pare down your undertaking to what you can hope to see successful in the next few years, or in the years of your own life.
  • Extract from : « Successful Methods of Public Speaking » by Grenville Kleiser
  • We have only to pare down splinters till they will pass through the pipe, and the thing is done.
  • Extract from : « The Pursuit » by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • What right have we to add to, or alter, to pare down, or to accommodate the word of God?
  • Extract from : « Elijah the Tishbite » by C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh

Antonyms for pare down

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