HyperDic: prune

English > 3 senses of the word prune:
VERBcontactprune, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
changeprune, cut, rationalize, rationaliseweed out unwanted or unnecessary things
NOUNfoodprunedried plum
prune > pronunciation
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > prune: 3 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningdried plum.
Broaderdried fruitfruit preserved by drying
Spanishciruela pasa
Catalanpruna de confitar, pruna de coure, pruna, pruna seca
English > prune: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey prune the trees
Synonymssnip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, cut back
Narrowerdisbudthin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
poll, pollardconvert into a pollard
shearcut with shears
top, pinchcut the top off
Broaderthin outmake sparse
Catalanesporgar, podar
Nounsprunera long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper
prunera worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
pruningthe act of trimming a plant
English > prune: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningweed out unwanted or unnecessary things.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscut, rationalize, rationalise
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out

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