[ pree-chuh-fahy ]
/ ˈpri tʃəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used without object), preach·i·fied, preach·i·fy·ing.
to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way.
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Soon as the gals and I get the dishes done, we'll be out to hear Abe preachify.Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance|Frances Cavanah
British Dictionary definitions for preachify
/ (ˈpriːtʃɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(intr) informal to preach or moralize in a tedious manner
Derived forms of preachifypreachifying, noun
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