neaten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

neat +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

neaten (third-person singular simple present neatens, present participle neatening, simple past and past participle neatened)

  1. (transitive) To make (someone or something) neat; to arrange (people or things) in an orderly, tidy way; to tidy.
    She made a frantic attempt to neaten her hair.
  2. (intransitive) To engage in activity that arranges someone or something in an orderly, tidy way.
    Don't mind me if I neaten while you talk.

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References[edit]

  • The Oxford English Dictionary

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