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prune

noun

1 prune

Dried plum.

Dutch: besje, pruimedant



verb

1 prune

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.

synonyms: clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, snip, trim.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more

Dutch: afsnoeien, snoeien

2 prune

Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things.

synonyms: cut, rationalise, rationalize.


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, ax, backset, ban, bar, bisect, blockhead, bob, boil down, brash, butcher, capsulize, carve, chop, chump ... show more.

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