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synonyms for pruning

  • clipping
  • cropping
  • shortening
  • trim
  • cutting away
  • paring down
  • shaving off

antonyms for pruning

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  • achievement
  • extending
  • increasing
  • success
  • triumph
  • victory
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How to use pruning in a sentence

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.
IT’S TREE-PRUNING SEASON. HERE’S HOW TO DO IT WITHOUT RESORTING TO ‘CRAPE MURDER.’ADRIAN HIGGINSJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You can simply spin the dial until the tool feels most comfortable for you, then prune away.
PLANT PRUNERS TO SHAPE UP YOUR SAPLINGSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
When I started graduate school, my adviser told me that the best work would prune the tree of knowledge, rather than grow it.
HOW CLAUDE SHANNON INVENTED THE FUTUREDAVID TSEDECEMBER 22, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Our brains prune away some connections and strengthen others.
SCIENTISTS SAY: APOPTOSISBETHANY BROOKSHIRENOVEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This winter, Tolenas is offering a new 2020 Port, a young, 100% Zinfandel ruby port harvested from dry-farmed, head-pruned vines.
THE BEST WINES FOR THANKSGIVINGRACHEL KINGNOVEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
I had a couple of bulletins on pruning in my pocket, with pictures of old trees remorselessly headed down.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
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.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
But our old trees, in spite of (or perhaps because of) my spring pruning, were doing fairly well.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
The trees were now beginning to show the good result of pruning and a regular irrigation.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
She was pruning a rose-bush with Bub's penknife, and when she heard him coming she wheeled, quivering.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRUNING

  • clipping
  • cropping
  • cutting away
  • paring down
  • pruning
  • shaving off
  • shortening
  • trim
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.