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verb [transitive]     prune pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlepruning
past tensepruned
past participlepruned

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    prune back

    to remove parts of a tree or plant, for example to make it grow better

    We’ll need to prune back the branches this year.

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    to get rid of something that you do not need or want, especially in order to reduce the size or cost of something
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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