Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

tidy

2 verb
     
tidy2 also tidy up past tense and past participle tidied, present participle tidying, third person singular tidies [intransitive and transitive]
to make a place look tidy:
Tidy your room!
It's time we tidied up the office.
tidy up after somebody
I'm tired of tidying up after you boys (=tidying somewhere that someone else has made untidy).

tidy something ↔ away

phrasal verb
British English to put something back in the place where it should be, especially in a cupboard, drawer etc:
Let's tidy these toys away.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary