Meaning of “prune” in the English Dictionary

"prune" in American English

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pruneverb [ T ]

us /prun/

prune verb [ T ] (CUT)

to cut off unwanted branches from a tree, bush, or other plant:

They advise growers not to prune fruit trees heavily.

prunenoun [ C ]

us /prun/

prune noun [ C ] (FRUIT)

a dried whole plum (= fruit)

(Definition of “prune” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prune" in Business English

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pruneverb [ T ]

uk /pruːn/ us

to reduce the number or amount of something:

The plan for the next financial year is to prune 25% off the budget.

(Definition of “prune” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)