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prune2

prune2

pronunciation:
prun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pruned, prunes, pruning
definition 1: to cut or remove dead or unwanted branches, twigs, or the like from; trim.
They pruned the apple trees.
synonyms:
clip, crop, poll, thin, trim
similar words:
cut, dock, lop, pare, snip, top, truncate
definition 2: to cut off or remove, as unwanted or superfluous branches from a tree.
I pruned some of the higher growth from these bushes.
synonyms:
clip, lop, thin, trim
similar words:
amputate, crop, cut, dock, remove, sever, snip, truncate
definition 3: to remove as unneeded or superfluous.
Some chapters in the middle were pruned.
synonyms:
lop, trim, weed
similar words:
edit, eliminate, eradicate, remove, shave, thin
definition 4: to reduce or lessen.
We tried to prune expenditures this year.
synonyms:
curtail, lessen, pare, reduce, truncate
similar words:
abbreviate, clip, condense, contract, diminish, shorten, thin, trim
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