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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpruneprune1 /pruːn/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 (also prune something ↔ back)DLG to cut off some of the branches of a tree or bush to make it grow better 🔊 The roses need pruning.2 especially British EnglishCUT to make something smaller by removing parts that you do not need or want 🔊 The company is pruning staff in order to reduce costs. 🔊 The original version of the text has been pruned quite a bit.→ See Verb table
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prune• The state has pruned $275 million from this year's budget.• It can be found in baking a cake, pruning a tree, or holding a children's party.• Miniature roses do not need much pruning and are ideal for planting in pots.• What's the best time of the year for pruning apple trees?• Heavy pruning can promote vigorous new growth, which can increase susceptibility to the disease.• He has ruthlessly pruned his original plans for a quick dash to the top.• Major pruning is done in late winter.• Time also has worked wonders, pruning many of the bad investigative reporters and retaining many of the good ones.• In the intermediate zone between a population boom and a population bust, this superfluous genetic material is pruned out.• Red dogwoods should be pruned regularly.• Would it be possible for them also to prune this tree hard back so the light can be seen.• The role of government in macroeconomic management had to be pruned to a bare minimum.