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Definition of Prune


  1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay.
  2. To cut off or cut out, as useless parts.
  3. To preen; to prepare; to dress.
  4. To dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt.
  5. A plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes.

Prune Quotations

I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice - I don't know if I'm coming or going.
Rodney Dangerfield

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.
Ogden Nash

Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That's not a guess, it's a guarantee. With pride, it's not a matter of 'if' we will fall, but 'when.' There are no exceptions.
John C. Maxwell

Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don't get it, prune.
Tom Peters

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
Caskie Stinnett
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Prune Translations

prune in Dutch is snoeien
prune in French is pruneau
prune in German is Backpflaume {f}
prune in Hungarian is aszalt szilva
prune in Portuguese is ameixa seca
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