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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: preen (0.00885 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to preen.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: preen preen v 1: clean with one's bill; “The birds preened” [syn: plume] 2: pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement [syn: congratulate] 3: dress or groom with elaborate care; “She likes to dress when going to the opera” [syn: primp, plume, dress]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Preen Preen \Preen\, v. i. To dress up neatly and smartly; to make oneself well-groomed and well-dressed. [PJC] 2. To feel proud of one's achievement; to swell or gloat. [PJC] Preen \Preen\, n. [AS. pre['o]n a clasp, bodkin; akin to D. priem punch, bodkin, awl, G. pfriem, Icel. prj[=o]nn a knitting needle, pin, Dan. preen a bodkin, punch.] A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth. [1913 Webster] Preen \Preen\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preened; p. pr. & vb. n. Preening.] [See Preen, n.; or cf. Prune.] 1. To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds. --Derham. [1913 Webster] 2. To trim up, as trees. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: To dress (oneself) carefully or stylishly; to primp. [PJC] 4. To pride (oneself) on one's accomplishments; to congratulate (oneself). [PJC]

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