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prune

US [prun]
UK [pruːn]
  • v.精简;修剪(树木的枝叶);修枝;删去
  • n.【食】梅干;西梅脯
  • Web李子;剪除;剪枝
Plural Form:prunes  Present Participle:pruning  Past Tense:pruned  
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n.
1.
干梅子;西梅干;李子干a dried plum that is often eaten cooked
stewed prunes
炖梅脯
v.
1.
修剪树枝;打杈to cut off some of the branches from a tree, bush, etc. so that it will grow better and stronger
When should you prune apple trees?
苹果树应该什么时候剪枝?
He pruned the longer branches off the tree.
他把较长的树枝剪掉了。
The hedge needs pruning back.
树篱需要修剪了。
2.
~ sth (back)
裁减;削减;精简to make sth smaller by removing parts; to cut out parts of sth
Staff numbers have been pruned back to 175.
员工的数量已精简到 175 人。
Prune out any unnecessary details.
把无关紧要的细节统统删掉。

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