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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Preen \Preen\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preened; p. pr. & vb. n. Preening.] [See Preen, n.; or cf. Prune.] 1. To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds. --Derham. [1913 Webster] 2. To trim up, as trees. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: To dress (oneself) carefully or stylishly; to primp. [PJC] 4. To pride (oneself) on one's accomplishments; to congratulate (oneself). [PJC]