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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.
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"tidy" in British English

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tidyadjective

uk   /ˈtaɪ.di/ us   /ˈtaɪ.di/ mainly UK
  • 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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tidily
adverb uk   /ˈtaɪ.dəl.i/ us   /ˈtaɪ.dəl.i/
Put your clothes away tidily.
tidiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtaɪ.di.nəs/ us   /ˈtaɪ.di.nəs/

tidynoun

uk   /ˈtaɪ.di/ us   /ˈtaɪ.di/

tidyverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈtaɪ.di/ 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   /ˌtaɪ.diˈʌp/ us   /ˌtaɪ.diˈʌp/
Let's have/do a quick tidy-up before Mum gets home.
Phrasal verbs
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