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preen

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verb
  • to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care [Princeton Review]
  • clean or smooth (its feathers or itself) with its beak [Barron]
  • to dress or smooth (oneself) up; primp [Taisha]
  • tidy; show self-satisfaction [Nandigam]

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