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Preen vs. Prune

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  • Preen (noun)

    A forked tool used by clothiers for dressing cloth.

  • Preen (noun)

    pin

  • Preen (noun)

    bodkin; brooch

  • Preen (verb)

    To pin; fasten.

  • Preen (verb)

    To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers.

  • Preen (verb)

    To show off, posture, or smarm.

  • Preen (verb)

    To trim up, as trees.

  • Prune (noun)

    A plum.

  • Prune (noun)

    The dried, wrinkled fruit of certain species of plum.

  • Prune (noun)

    An old woman, especially a wrinkly one.

  • Prune (verb)

    To remove excess material from a tree or shrub; to trim, especially to make more healthy or productive.

    "A good grape grower will prune the vines once a year."

  • Prune (verb)

    To cut down or shorten (by the removal of unnecessary material).

    "to prune a budget, or an essay"

  • Prune (verb)

    To remove unnecessary branches from a tree data structure.

  • Prune (verb)

    To preen; to prepare; to dress.

  • Prune (verb)

    To become wrinkled like a dried plum, as the fingers and toes do when kept submerged in water.

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