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Meaning of “tidy” in the English Dictionary

"tidy" in British English

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tidyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.di/ mainly UK
  • tidy adjective (ORDERED)

A2 having everything ​ordered and ​arranged in the ​rightplace, or ​liking to ​keep things like this: The ​house was ​clean and tidy. My ​flatmate isn't very tidy. neat and tidy a tidy ​solution

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tidily
adverb uk   us   /-dɪ.li/
Put ​yourclothes away tidily.
tidiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

tidynoun

uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.di/

tidyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.di/
A2 to make a ​place or a ​collection of things tidy: Tidy (up) these ​papers before you ​leave, ​please. I'm ​tired of ​asking you to tidy ​yourroom (up). Have you tidied upyet, ​kids?

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tidy-up
noun [S] uk   us   /ˌtaɪ.diˈʌp/
Let's have/do a ​quick tidy-up before Mum gets ​home.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of tidy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tidy" in American English

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tidyadjective

 us   /ˈtɑɪ·di/
  • tidy adjective (NEAT)

(of ​appearance or ​behavior) ​neat: a tidy ​house
  • tidy adjective (LARGE)

(of ​amounts of ​money) ​large: He made a tidy ​sum/​profit.
(Definition of tidy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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