Meaning of “preen” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “preen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preenverb [ I/T ]

us /prin/

(of a bird) to clean and arrange its feathers using its beak

People who preen make themselves more attractive:

[ I ] As they preened in the sun, Evelyn snapped photos of them.

(Definition of “preen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)