Synonyms of prune
1 cutDictionary • You have to prune the bushes if you want fruit.
cut • The previous tenants hadn't even cut the grass.
trim • My friend trims my hair every eight weeks.
clip • I saw an old man out clipping his hedge.
dock • He threatened to dock her fee.
shorten • The day surgery will help to shorten waiting lists.
snip • Snip the corners off the card.
lop • Someone lopped the heads off our tulips.
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clipIf you clip something, you cut small pieces from it, especially in order to shape it.
• I saw an old man out clipping his hedge.
cutIf you cut something such as grass, your hair, or your fingernails, you shorten them using scissors or another tool.
• The previous tenants hadn't even cut the grass.
cutIf you cut something, you reduce it.
• The first priority is to cut costs.
Thesaurus for prune from the Collins English Thesaurus
a purplish-black partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of plum tree