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Verb
Present participle for to cut or trim down
“Jose and El Guapo would prune the hedges of many small villages together.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
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An act of abbreviating something written
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An act of cutting something in order to neaten it
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The amount by which something is made smaller, less, or lower
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A reduction or curtailment, especially of business operations or staff
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The action or process of detaching or dismembering a part or limb from a structure or body
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