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  1. preen

    • IPA[prēn]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a bird) straighten and clean its feathers with its beak;(of a person) devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one's appearance
    • verb: preen, 3rd person present: preens, gerund or present participle: preening, past tense: preened, past participle: preened

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    動詞

    • n.
      a gland at the base of a bird's tail, which produces the oil used in preening.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      (on a bird) a gland at the base of the tail that produces the oil used in preening.

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[priːn]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a bird) tidy and clean its feathers with its beak: reed buntings preened at the pool's edge the pigeon preened her feathers

    Oxford Dictionary