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PRUNE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prune mean? 

PRUNE (noun)
  The noun PRUNE has 1 sense:

1. dried plum

  Familiarity information: PRUNE used as a noun is very rare.


PRUNE (verb)
  The verb PRUNE has 2 senses:

1. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
2. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

  Familiarity information: PRUNE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRUNE (noun)


Sense 1prune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dried plum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("prune" is a kind of...):

dried fruit (fruit preserved by drying)


PRUNE (verb)


Sense 1prune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

prune; snip; lop; cut back; clip; crop; trim; dress

Context example:

dress the plants in the garden

Hypernyms (to "prune" is one way to...):

thin out (make sparse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prune"):

shear (cut with shears)

poll; pollard (convert into a pollard)

pinch; top (cut the top off)

disbud (thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They prune the trees


Sense 2prune [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

prune; rationalize; rationalise; cut

Context example:

We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

Hypernyms (to "prune" is one way to...):

do away with; eliminate; get rid of (terminate or take out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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