Preen

Definition of Preen

n.1.A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.
v. t.1.To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; - said of birds.
[imp. & p. p. Preened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preening.]
2.To trim up, as trees.
3.To dress (oneself) carefully or stylishly; to primp.
4.To pride (oneself) on one's accomplishments; to congratulate (oneself).
v. i.1.To dress up neatly and smartly; to make oneself well-groomed and well-dressed.
2.To feel proud of one's achievement; to swell or gloat.

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