Definition of neaten
neateningplay \ˈnēt-niŋ, ˈnē-tən-iŋ\
1 : to set in order : make neat
2 : to finish (something, such as a piece of sewing) carefully
Examples of neaten in a Sentence
I am trying to neaten my desk.
neatened the living room in anticipation of company
Recent Examples of neaten from the Web
Plants grow a tremendous amount during an Alaska June and now is the time to neaten things up.
Her short chapters ingeniously double back on themselves in much the same way a drawer of sweaters, neatened up by Kondo, are pleated and flattened to accordion-sharp perfection.
Step 2: Furniture Fabric Go through the house and strip and remake beds; neaten any pillows or furniture blankets.
Let the slices fall to your cutting board, and don’t be tempted to neaten them.
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Definition of neaten for English Language Learners
: to make (something) orderly or neat : to clean up (something)
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