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Verbs (9)

pare down, pare
v. decrease gradually or bit by bit
trim, pare
v. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
pare, peel, skin
v. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
pare, whittle
v. cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"

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Fuzzynyms (27)

v. purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
v. remove body hair with a razor
v. remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"
shell, husk
v. remove the husks from; "husk corn"
v. remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
v. remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
cut short, truncate
v. make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
v. make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
rationalise, rationalize
v. remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
v. touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
v. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"
grate, scrape
v. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
scratch up, scrape, scratch
v. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
trim, shave
v. cut closely; "trim my beard"
make clean, clean
v. make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
strip, clean
v. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
knock off, shave
v. cut the price of

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v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"


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