prune

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. trim, abbreviate, thin, lop; remove. See deduction.
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(Roget's IV) n. Varieties of prunes include: French, Stanley, Italian-Fellemberg, St. Julien, myrobalan, Bosnian; see also fruit 1 . v.
Syn. lop, clip, dock; see cut 1 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
trim, clip, thin, reduce, dock, lop, snip, cut, crop, shorten.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising: chop1, clip1, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, lop1, lower2, pare, shear, slash, trim, truncate. See INCREASE.

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