pare

Verb
  1. Decrease gradually or bit by bit (synset 200233461)
  2. Cut small bits or pare shavings from (synset 201555001)
    "whittle a piece of wood"
  3. Strip the skin off (synset 201265500)
    "pare apples"
  4. Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size (synset 201265128)
    "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"

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