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English noun: prune

1. prune (food) dried plum

Broader (hypernym)dried fruit

English verb: prune

1. prune (contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

SamplesDress the plants in the garden.

ExamplesThey prune the trees

Synonymsclip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, snip, trim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)thin out

Narrower (hyponym)disbud, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, top

2. prune (change) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

SamplesWe had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet.

Synonymscut, rationalise, rationalize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

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