Italian translation of 'preen'
lisciare (con il becco)the bird was preening itself
l'uccello si stava lisciando le piumehe was preening himself in front of the mirror (figurative, pejorative)
stava lisciandosi davanti allo specchio
to preen o.s. on sth/on doing sth (literary, pejorative)
compiacersi di qc/di fare qc
Example Sentences Including 'preen'
As the dazzling sun grew hotter, the parrots melted into the shadows, to doze, preen and chatter.SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
`She's coming," whispered Humanoid, and rapidly began to preen and puff himself up to impress the object of his passion.The Ancient and Solitary Reign
Bardo turned to preen his beard and study his reflection in the dark mirror behind the bar.The Broken God
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Translation of preen from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary