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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. 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.

prune

noun [C] uk   /pruːn/ us  
a dried plum
Translations of “prune”
in Korean 말린 자두…
in Arabic بَرقوق مُجفّف…
in French émonder, tailler…
in Turkish budamak…
in Italian prugna secca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修剪(樹枝), 刪除,刪節…
in Russian подрезать (ветви)…
in Polish przycinać…
in Spanish podar…
in Portuguese ameixa seca…
in German beschneiden…
in Catalan pruna de confitar…
in Japanese プルーン, 干しスモモ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修剪(树枝), 删除,删节…
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