preen

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To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers
To show off, posture, or smarm

He preened under her compliments.

{v} to dress or trim as birds their fethers
disapproval If someone preens, they think in a pleased way about how attractive, clever, or good at something they are. She stood preening in their midst, delighted with the attention He preened himself on the praise he had received. a preening prize fighter about to enter a ring
When birds preen their feathers, they clean them and arrange them neatly using their beaks. Rare birds preen themselves right in front of your camera
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement clean with one's bill; "The birds preened
dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
To trim up, as trees
{f} clean one's feathers (of birds); groom with the beak (of birds); make oneself beautiful; be proud, take pride in oneself
dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera" pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement clean with one's bill; "The birds preened
To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; said of birds
clean with one's bill; "The birds preened"
A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth
disapproval If someone preens themselves, they spend a lot of time making themselves look neat and attractive; used especially if you want to show that you disapprove of this behaviour or that you find it ridiculous and amusing. 50% of men under 35 spend at least 20 minutes preening themselves every morning in the bathroom Bill preened his beard
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
To groom; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds
preener
{i} one who dresses up, one who beautifies himself, one who primps
preening
(n ) To run fsck with the --o p option, which automatically fixes any basic file system inconsistencies normally found when a system halts abruptly without trying to repair more serious errors
preening
The process by which a bird cleans, arranges, and cares for its feathers, usually by using its bill to adjust and smooth feathers
preening
the process that birds use to keep their feathers in order so they may maintain the protection that the feathers provide to the bird
preening
Grooming
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