Synonyms of prune in English:



  • 1 I pruned the roses
    cut back, trim, thin, pinch back, clip, shear, top, dock
  • 2 prune lateral shoots of wisteria
    cut off, lop (off), chop off, clip, snip (off), nip off, dock
  • 3 staff numbers have been pruned
    reduce, cut (back/down), pare (down), slim down, make reductions in, make cutbacks in, trim, decrease, diminish, downsize, ax, shrink
    informal slash
    [Antonyms] increase
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