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prune

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prune

  1. to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <pruned the dead branches from the old apple tree> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, clip, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen




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