prune

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Noun[change]

Singular
prune

Plural
prunes

(countable)

A prune
  1. A prune is a dried plum.
    He placed a prune in the middle of a plate of cheese and biscuits.

Verb[change]

Plain form
prune

Third-person singular
prunes

Past tense
pruned

Past participle
pruned

Present participle
pruning

  1. (transitive) If you prune a bush or shrub, you cut off parts of the plant.
    After a rose has finished flowering, you should prune it.
  2. (transitive) If you prune something, you cut it back, as if it were a plant.
    I was running out of money, so I had to prune my budget.