Synonyms of prune in English:

prune

verb

  • 1 it will soon be time to prune the apple trees
    cut back, trim, thin, thin out, pinch back, crop, clip, shear, pollard, top, dock; shape, even up, neaten, tidy (up)
  • 2 prune lateral shoots of wisteria
    cut off, lop (off), chop off, hack off, clip, snip (off), nip off, dock, sever, detach, remove
  • 3 companies are pruning their headquarters teams in an attempt to save money
    reduce, cut, cut back, cut down, cut back on, pare, pare down, slim down, make reductions in, make cutbacks in, trim, whittle away/down, salami-slice, decrease, diminish, axe, shrink, minimize; eliminate, get rid of, do away with
    informal slash
  • Definition of prune in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day epyllion
    Pronunciation: ɪˈpɪlɪən
    noun
    a narrative poem resembling an epic in style...