(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
To dress in formal clothes
To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
To crop, trim, or mow closely:
To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
To fasten with a clip or clips
To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
To reduce drastically
To cut with or as if with shears:
To reduce in standing or respect.
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:
Find another word for pruning. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pruning, like: trimming, dressing, lopping, cropping, shaving, paring, clipping, docking, truncating, slashing and shearing.