Synonyms for paring
- cut back
- cut down
- mark down
- knock off
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARING
I will not surrender a Wampanoag, nor the paring of a Wampanoag's nail.
He was paring his mourning fringed nails with great indifference.
And then goes on with her snipping and paring with the heartiest unconcern.
They are circumcision; shaving off the hair from the head and the body; the paring of the nails.
Held in this way the chisel has no equal for paring except the plane.
Paring with the chisel is the method used in cutting stop chamfers.
In sidewise chiseling the chisel is held in the same manner as in paring.
With a clasp-knife he was cutting the leather in a spiral, paring off a thin lace.
He then peeled it and began shaping the stick by paring off the thicker end.
In Fig. 226 we see the tool operation when paring out the hinge recess.