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Meaning of “preen” - Learner’s Dictionary

preen

verb [I, T]     /priːn/
BIRD If a bird preens or preens itself, it makes its feathers clean and tidy.Animal (non-human) behaviour
PERSON to try to look attractive: When you've finished preening, perhaps we can go out. [often reflexive] The actors preened themselves in the dressing room.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
(Definition of preen from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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