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  • pare down — v. (D; tr.) to pare down to (to pare down expenses to the minimum) * * * (D;tr.) to pare down to (to pare downexpenses to the minimum) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pare down — {v. phr.} To limit; economize; reduce. * /With a smaller income per month, the family had to pare down their household expenses./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pare down — {v. phr.} To limit; economize; reduce. * /With a smaller income per month, the family had to pare down their household expenses./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pare\ down — v. phr. To limit; economize; reduce. With a smaller income per month, the family had to pare down their household expenses …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pare down — verb decrease gradually or bit by bit (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑pare • Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑lessen, ↑minify • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • pare down — verb To reduce by paring or a similar gradual process …   Wiktionary

  • pare down one's expenses — reduce expenses, cut back expenditures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pare — [peə US per] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: parer to prepare, make neat , from Latin parare to prepare ] 1.) to cut off the outer layer of something, using a sharp knife ▪ Pare the rind from the fruit. 2.) to reduce the amount,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pare — [peə ǁ per] also pare down verb [transitive] to gradually reduce a number or amount: • The company has been paring its regional accounting staff. • Both companies have pared down their operations in order to survive. * * * pare UK US /peər/ verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • pare — [[t]pe͟ə(r)[/t]] pares, paring, pared 1) VERB When you pare something, or pare part of it off or away, you cut off its skin or its outer layer. → See also paring [V n from n] Pare the brown skin from the meat with a very sharp knife …   English dictionary

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