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prune

verb

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  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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