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preen - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'preen' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Preen [ n.]
- A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.
- To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds.
- To trim up, as trees.

Meaning of 'preen' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . preen [ v]
Meaning (1):
- dress or groom with elaborate care
Example in sentence:
  • She likes to dress when going to the opera
Meaning (2):
- clean with one's bill
Example in sentence:
  • The birds preened