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To cut or trim down
“Jose and El Guapo would prune the hedges of many small villages together.”
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To cut off or remove excess material from, especially a tree or shrub
“When trees are planted at an advanced season in the spring of the year, it will be necessary to prune the tops.”
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To reduce in quantity, degree or level
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“The coalition will be working very hard over the next few months to prune expenditure so as to curb this tax rise.”
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To shorten or condense a piece of writing
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“Helpful suggestions from the readers helped me to prune the essay to a more manageable size.”
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To make neat or tidy by pruning or trimming
“She lay down on the bed and began in her mind to weed and prune her garden, one bed at a time, forcing herself to visualize each plant in turn in vivid detail.”
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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense
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Make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
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