preen

preen(
prin
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to groom with the bill)
a. arreglarse con el pico
The bird preened his feathers to attract more attention from the females.El ave se arregló sus plumas con el pico para atraer más atención de las hembras.
2. (to dress up)
a. acicalar
Jack preened himself while he chatted with his brother before the party.Jack se acicaló mientras platicaba con su hermano antes de la fiesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to get dressed up)
a. acicalarse
She preened for the dance.Se acicaló para el baile.
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preen
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to preen itselfatusarse las plumas
to preen oneselfacicalarse
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preen [priːn]
transitive verb
[+feathers] arreglarse con el pico
to preen itself [+bird] arreglarse las plumas con el pico; to preen o.s. [+person] pavonearse; atildarse; to preen o.s. on enorgullecerse de; jactarse de
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