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英语解释:if a bird or animal preens or preens itself, it cleans and arranges its feathers or fur with its beak or tongue

make oneself look attractive and be pleased with it; be proud
When you preen yourself you try to make your appearance very tidy and attractive, may be by spending a long time before the mirror. You preen yourself if you are pleased and are proud of your appearance or of something you have done. When a person preens on something, they are proud of what they have done. When a bird preens itself it makes its feathers smooth using its beak.