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synonyms for preen

  • beautify
  • clean
  • groom
  • prettify
  • primp
  • prink
  • tidy
  • doll up
  • pretty
  • spruce up
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antonyms for preen

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  • dirty
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How to use preen in a sentence

A Manassas retiree who had started a Facebook page when the loon landed in Fairfax posted daily pictures and comments that tracked the loon swimming, preening, fish-catching and eating.
HOW A GROUP OF STRANGERS CAME TOGETHER TO RESCUE A LONELY LOON ON A SMALL LAKE IN VIRGINIADANA HEDGPETHMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the loon was released, Mager said it seemed to swim out onto the lake, preening itself.
HOW A GROUP OF STRANGERS CAME TOGETHER TO RESCUE A LONELY LOON ON A SMALL LAKE IN VIRGINIADANA HEDGPETHMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since then, posts and updates on the loon have taken off as many report on its every move, from eating a fish to preening its feathers.
A LOON CAME TO REST IN A SUBURBAN VIRGINIA POND. THE ‘LOONARAZZI’ IS FOLLOWING ITS EVERY MOVE.DANA HEDGPETHMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sam liked to wear fancy necklaces, the flashier the better, and strut and preen like Marlene Dietrich in “The Blue Angel.”
GENE WEINGARTEN: CONFESSIONS OF A COMPASSIONATE HIT MANGENE WEINGARTENFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The stones and metal rattle inEach dry and withering ear, As lackadaisical they loll,And preen themselves, and peer.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
I saw him rise from his chair; I saw the astounded look of old Deborah Preen when she came in with his supper ale in a jug.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
The nurse wore a scared face; Deborah Preen, wringing her hands, burst out sobbing.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
Softly, calmly, with the purest joy he sang, pausing at the end of every few bars to preen and call.
ROOF AND MEADOWDALLAS LORE SHARP
He was a very polished prince, and when he had eaten his dinner he turned round to the lady and sought a preen to pyke his teeth.
SPARE HOURSJOHN BROWN
Betty glanced up and saw the sharp eyes of Miss Preen turning in their direction.
THE SEVEN SLEUTHS' CLUBCAROL NORTON
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