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'
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DRY skin on your feet may be a sign of stress - perhaps as busy lives mean less time for personal preening.The Sun (2013)
Instead of practising, yesterday the Towie star spent his time preening himself in front of a mirror.The Sun (2013)
It is just that the preening and pouting of the suited one has got to me.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'preen'
Used Rarely. preen is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translation of preen from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary