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prune

verb [T] uk   /pruːn/ us  
to cut off branches from a tree, bush, or plant, especially so that it will grow better in future: She spent the afternoon pruning roses.Cutting and stabbingGardening - general words to reduce something by removing things that are not necessary: Arco has reacted to the loss in revenue by pruning (back) its expansion plans. I felt his essay needed a little pruning.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong

prune

noun [C] uk   /pruːn/ us  
a dried plumTypes of fruit
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