A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PARE

Sun, 19 Jun '22
Trim
Tue, 24 May '22
Trim
Mon, 9 May '22
Peel ... or, phonetically, a fruit you might do this to
Wed, 11 Aug '21
Whittle (down)
Tue, 9 Mar '21
Shave
Tue, 2 Feb '21
Trim