tidy up

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tidy up (third-person singular simple present tidies up, present participle tidying up, simple past and past participle tidied up)

  1. To make clean, to make satisfactorily neat.
    • 1967, Barbara Sleigh, Jessamy, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, published 1993, →ISBN, page 7:
      When the long, hot journey drew to its end and the train slowed down for the last time, there was a stir in Jessamy’s carriage. People began to shake crumbs from their laps and tidy themselves up a little.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually used to describe the straightening-out of a small room or small space.