To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.
to: The propagation of a larger individual bloom by the removal of young sidebuds or the propagation of a larger spray by the removal of a central, dominant bud.
Removal of buds or shoots beginning growth
Removal of small horns when animal is young
thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
to remove smaller side buds on a stem to invigorate the main bud at the end of the stem.