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    #1

    Please help: pear down

    Dear Teacher,

    Would you please tell me the meaning of "pear down" ?
    It is used in a sentence as "he did pear it down, we did pear it down some.", and the person was talking about a character talks the less, the better .
    To me, it might mean "delete" or "cut", but I'm not sure...

    Thank you very much for your help!!

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    Re: Please help: pear down

    The word should be pare down. Look this up in a dictionary and the utterance will make sense. It means to trim or cut back.

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    #3

    Re: Please help: pear down

    Dear mykwyner-san,

    Thank you very much for your help!!

    Yes, it does make sense. I didn't even realize it was just a misspelling...

    Thank you again, and have a nice day.

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