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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

Why would one ever be so insane as to ditch a perfectly beautiful metaphor? Cut back, of course, prune if you like, so that the best metaphors are clear and sparkling. But I will throw out unread the book that promises me no metaphors inside.
Marie Rutkoski

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

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

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

Prune - prune businesses, products, activities, people. Do it annually.
Donald Rumsfeld
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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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