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Preen   /prin/   Listen
Preen

verb
(past & past part. preened; pres. part. preening)
1.
Clean with one's bill.  Synonym: plume.
2.
Pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement.  Synonym: congratulate.
3.
Dress or groom with elaborate care.  Synonyms: dress, plume, primp.



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"Preen" Quotes from Famous Books



... were sign'd—and kiss'd the kiss: And the Bride, who came from her coach a Miss, As a Countess walk'd to her carriage— Whilst Hymen preen'd his plumes like a dove, And Cupid flutter'd his wings above, In the shape of a fly—as little a Love As ever look'd in at ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood



Words linked to "Preen" :   tog out, trick up, trick out, preen gland, make clean, triumph, fancy up, clean, attire, dress up, get up, overdress, deck out, arrange, primp, prink, fig up, tog up, rig out, fig out, gloat, deck up, plume, crow, set up, gussy up, get dressed



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