neaten

[ neet-n ]
/ ˈnit n /

verb (used with object)

to make neat: a day spent neatening the kitchen shelves.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. nearsightedness,
  2. nearthrosis,
  3. neat,
  4. neat line,
  5. neat's-foot oil,
  6. neath,
  7. neath port talbot,
  8. neatherd,
  9. neatly,
  10. neatnik

Origin of neaten

First recorded in 1895–1900; neat1 + -en1

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British Dictionary definitions for neaten

neaten

/ (ˈniːtən) /

verb

(tr) to make neat; tidy
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Word Origin and History for neaten

neaten

v.

1898, from neat (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Neatened; neatening.

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