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American English: /ˈtaɪdi/
British English: /ˈtʌɪdi/

Translation of tidy in Spanish:

adjective tidier, tidiest

  • 2 (considerable) [colloquial] (before noun)
    Example sentences
    • You could join the thieves guild and make quite a tidy bit of money.
    • He put a tidy amount on at 40-1 and picked up a four-figure sum.
    • We deferred almost all our household spending for six months and thus earned a tidy amount of extra interest.
    Example sentences
    • The former Biggar player's tidy performance encapsulated the discipline and focus of a side which had a well-constructed gameplan and which stuck to it as well as they have all year.

transitive verb tidies, tidying, tidied


  • 1 1.1 (on chair)
    (American English)
    1.2 (container) (British English) desk/kitchen tidy
    organizador (masculine) para el escritorio/la cocina
  • 2 (act) (no plural) the room needs a tidy
    hay que arreglar or ordenar la habitación
    Example sentences
    • Several tons of rubbish were cleaned from houses during the tidy-up.
    • Rain stopped play on the garage painting project late in the afternoon, so Graham shifted his attention to the inside, doing a major tidy-up on the garage and on his workshop at the back end.
    • Many parents of teenagers know all about bedrooms needing a good tidy-up, but how many would require a full-scale archaeological dig?

Phrasal verbs

tidy away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
poner en su sitio
he tidied the photos away in a drawer
guardó las fotos en un cajón

tidy out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

tidy up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (make neat)
I asked the hairdresser to tidy my hair up
le pedí al peluquero que me recortara las puntas
to tidy oneself up
2verb + adverb

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