preen

US [prin]
UK [priːn]
  • v.刻意打扮;顾盼自雄;沾沾自喜;得意扬扬
  • Web打扮修饰;整理羽毛;骚首弄姿地打扮
Simple Present:preens  Present Participle:preening  Past Tense:preened  
preen
v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (yourself)
刻意打扮,精心修饰(并自我欣赏)to spend a lot of time making yourself look attractive and then admiring your appearance
Will you stop preening yourself in front of the mirror?
你别对着镜子打扮个没完行不行?
2.
[t]
~ yourself (on sth)
顾盼自雄;沾沾自喜;得意扬扬to feel very pleased with yourself about sth and show other people how pleased you are
3.
[i][t]
~ (itself)
(用喙)整理羽毛to clean itself or make its feathers smooth with its beak

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