from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put into order; make neat.
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- v. To make neat; arrange in an orderly, tidy way; to tidy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put (things or places) in order
- v. care for one's external appearance
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It's time to neaten up and reconsider the good old-fashioned blanket
When told of her husband's efforts to neaten the home that day, Ms. Leight laughed, then said he's actually loosened up over the years.
Carefully trim the overhanging pastry to neaten.6.
For projects with no hope of making the deadline, workers toiled instead to put up screening walls, or to neaten the piles of I-beams and rebar that normally littered the sites.
There is no need to clutter the entire home with a sewing project, if you neaten and clean as you sew.
Still, given the tall grass in his yard, the goat company returned with a scythe to neaten up.
"Put your junk in a storage locker, neaten, fix the wobbly ceiling fan -- and do it before you call your Realtor."
I neaten up my hair, put a smear of pink blush on the apples of my cheeks, and roll some cherry-flavored gloss across my lips.
“Oh, but Amy, the house is a mess,” said her mother, and instantly began to neaten things.
With a small serrated knife, trim the excess dough flush with the outer rim of the pan, then pat the dough around the edge to neaten it.