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English definition of “sleek back/down”

sleek back/down

phrasal verb with sleek     /sliːk/ verb
to make something such as hair smooth, shiny, and flat: Before going to the party, he sleeked back his hair with hair cream.Making things more or less smooth or straight
(Definition of sleek back/down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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