(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
To dress in formal clothes
To reduce drastically
To cut with or as if with shears:
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
To reduce in standing or respect.
To cut or cut off with shears or scissors
To reduce abruptly or by a large amount:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
So as to be thin:
To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
To crop, trim, or mow closely:
Find another word for pruning. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pruning, like: trimming, dressing, cropping, lopping, slashing, shearing, paring, lowering, cutting, clipping and chopping.