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tidy

adjective uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.di/

tidy adjective (ORDERED)

A2 having everything ordered and arranged in the right place, 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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tidy adjective (LARGE)

[before noun] informal (of amounts of money) large: His business deals make him a tidy sum.
tidily
adverb uk   us   /-dɪ.li/
Put your clothes away tidily.
tidiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

tidy

noun uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.di/
a desk, car, sink, etc. tidy a small container for a few objects, that makes it easier for you to keep your desk, car, etc. tidy

tidy

verb [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 your room (up). Have you tidied up yet, 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.
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