- pare 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 [T]► to reduce an amount or number of something: »
The city manager is trying to pare down the number of tax-exempt organizations that donate to the city.»
Each department should submit plans to pare 2.5% from their budgets this fiscal year.
Financial and business terms. 2012.