Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prune

1 sense of prune

Sense 1
prune -- (dried plum)
       => dried fruit -- (fruit preserved by drying)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prune

2 senses of prune

Sense 1
snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back -- (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden")
       => thin out -- (make sparse; "thin out the young plants")

Sense 2
cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise -- (weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet")
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

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