1‘pare 4 strips of zest from the lemon’
cut, cut off, trim, trim off, peel, peel off, shave, shave off, strip, strip off, clip, clip off, skin
technical decorticate, excoriate
2‘the company's domestic operations have been pared down’
reduce, diminish, decrease, cut, cut back, cut down, make cutbacks in, whittle away, whittle down, salami-slice, trim, slim down, prune, lower, lessen, retrench, curtail
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.