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prune

verb [T]     /pruːn/
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
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