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prune 1

American English: /prun/
British English: /pruːn/


  • 1 (Cookery)
    ciruela (feminine) pasa or (Southern Cone) seca
    as wrinkled as a prune
    como una pasa or pasita
    Example sentences
    • However, just as raisins seem different from grapes, so do prunes appear to be distinct from plums.
    • Sneak some raisins or puréed prunes or zucchini into whole-wheat pancakes.
    • European plums have a thick, firm flesh that make excellent prunes, preserves, or desert fruit.
  • 2 (fool) (British English) [colloquial]
    tonto, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Even pathetic old prunes have their moment in the glare of the gossip mags
    • McGregor has some good company: that miserable old prune Hugh Morgan (another complete AO) is also a distinguished fellow.
    • I had to put up with all these melodramatic old prunes (not just older people, but people of my own age as well) saying that my life was over, and oh, i would never be able to do my degree and get a good job, and oh, it is such a shame!
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prune 2

transitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • Late February is an optimum time to prune trees and shrubs in your landscape.
    • When cleaning out the dead debris from flowerbeds, also prune any shrubs and push plants back into the soil that have heaved with the frosts.
    • I pruned the rose bushes and gave them a good soaking - it has been a dry winter.
    Example sentences
    • You may also need to prune back live branches that are getting out of control.
    • More compact plants result when long branches are pruned back to their junction at a lateral branch during early spring.
    • But if you prune back hard or after the tree leafs out in spring, it may be slower to come into bloom that year.
  • 2
    pulir y acortar
    Example sentences
    • So unless top-line targets are met, the cost base is pruned to compensate.
    • Acting quickly, Bern closed underperforming stores, pruned the work force, expanded product lines and revised the merchandising strategy.
    • The coalition will be working very hard over the next few months to prune expenditure to bring down this tax rise. The process has already started.
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