preen
Pronunciation Noun

preen (plural preens)

  1. A forked tool used by clothiers for dressing cloth.
  2. (dialectal) pin
  3. (dialectal) bodkin; brooch
Verb

preen (preens, present participle preening; past and past participle preened)

  1. (transitive) To pin; fasten.
Verb

preen (preens, present participle preening; past and past participle preened)

  1. (of birds) To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers.
  2. To show off, posture, or smarm.
  3. (UK, dialect, dated) To trim up, as trees.
Translations
  • German: putzen
  • Russian: прихора́шиваться
Translations


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