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prune

美国发音:[prun]
英国发音:[pruːn]

[v]
英语解释:to remove parts of a tree or plant, for example to make it grow better
常见翻译:修剪;删节;修剪

[of plants, trees, bushes, etc.,] cut off branches; remove or cut out the excess parts of something.
When you prune trees, plants, bushes, etc., you cut off some of the branches to make them grow better; you trim them. Plants and bushes grow wild in a garden if they are not pruned. Pruning improves the look of a garden and helps the plants and bushes grow better. Removing the unwanted parts of a thing is also pruning it. You reduce your expenditure to bare necessities if you prune your expenditure. A company may prune its staff if it removes staff found excess.