Definition of PRUNE

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, prune, shave, shear, snip, trim
Near Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen

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