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Verb: preen  preen
  1. Clean with one's bill
    "The birds preened";
    - plume
     
  2. Pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
    - congratulate
     
  3. Dress or groom with elaborate care
    "She likes to preen when going to the opera";
    - primp, plume, dress

Derived forms: preens, preening, preened

Type of: arrange, attire, clean, crow, deck out, deck up, doll up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gloat, gussy up [N. Amer], make clean, overdress, prink, rig out, set up, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, triumph

Encyclopedia: Preen