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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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