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1. prune

verb. ['ˈpruːn'] weed out unwanted or unnecessary things.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • rationalize
  • extinguish
  • do away with
  • get rid of
  • eliminate

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • proignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prune (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prunum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Prune

  • contrabassoon
  • wotherspoon
  • viromune
  • inopportune
  • picayune
  • ducommun
  • afternoon
  • terhune
  • rangoon
  • pontoon
  • platoon
  • opportune
  • muldoon
  • monsoon
  • mckune
  • mccune
  • mccuen
  • mcclune
  • majnoon
  • lampoon
  • impugn
  • huntoon
  • harpoon
  • hamdoon
  • festoon
  • disharoon
  • dekroon
  • commune
  • cartoon
  • cardoon

Sentences with prune


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the plant needs rejuvenation, prune back in late winter.

2. Verb, base form
Simply plant the flower and prune it regularly to keep it from spreading too far.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
For each of the following two weeks, prune another 1/3 of the petunias.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Ensure that you prune them before the sap begins to rise and before the buds begin to open.

2. prune

noun. ['ˈpruːn'] dried plum.

Antonyms

  • thicken

Etymology

  • proignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prune (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prunum (Latin)

3. prune

verb. ['ˈpruːn'] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of.

Synonyms

  • pinch
  • trim
  • crop
  • lop
  • disbud
  • snip
  • pollard
  • shear
  • thin out
  • dress
  • cut back
  • clip
  • top

Antonyms

  • untidy
  • fancy
  • starve
  • stay

Etymology

  • proignier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prune (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prunum (Latin)
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