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Translation of "preen" - English-Spanish dictionary

preen

verb   /priːn/
If a bird preens or preens itself, it cleans and arranges its feathers using its beak. arreglar con el pico, arreglarse las plumas con el pico 447
disapproving to spend time making yourself look attractive acicalarse Roald always spends ages preening (himself) before he goes out.2147
(Definition of preen from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

preen

verb /priːn/
(of birds) to arrange (the feathers) arreglar/alisar con el pico The seagulls were preening themselves / their feathers.
used unkindly, meaning to attend to one’s appearance acicalarse The woman was preening herself in front of the mirror.
(Definition of preen from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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