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noun as in trimming

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For landscapers rushing from one site to another, it’s a lot simpler and quicker to just top the crape myrtle, often with that precision-pruning instrument we call a chain saw.

You can simply spin the dial until the tool feels most comfortable for you, then prune away.

When I started graduate school, my adviser told me that the best work would prune the tree of knowledge, rather than grow it.

Our brains prune away some connections and strengthen others.

This winter, Tolenas is offering a new 2020 Port, a young, 100% Zinfandel ruby port harvested from dry-farmed, head-pruned vines.

From Fortune

Lawmaking by legislatures is also a one-way ratchet—Legislators get credit for passing laws, not pruning them.

Pruning them, Peterson explains, is a science and a dying art.

He enthusiastically showed off his pruning technique for me and lunch with him was required.

Each one represents the endpoint of a long process of winnowing, pruning and perfecting, driven entirely by the market.

I had a couple of bulletins on pruning in my pocket, with pictures of old trees remorselessly headed down.

That afternoon I went back to my orchard, got out my shiny and sharp new double-edged pruning saw, and sawed till both arms ached.

But our old trees, in spite of (or perhaps because of) my spring pruning, were doing fairly well.

The trees were now beginning to show the good result of pruning and a regular irrigation.

She was pruning a rose-bush with Bub's penknife, and when she heard him coming she wheeled, quivering.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pruning, such as: clipping, cropping, shortening, null, trim, and cutting away.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.