tidy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tidy up put (things or places) in order "Tidy up your room!"
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Usage

In literature:

When they reached the city, Ralph tidied up and went to see the president of the road.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
Mrs. Sartin meanwhile tidied up by kicking the scattered toys under the sofa.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
I can't stay here talkin' all day; but I'll tidy up a bit before I go, if you don't mind, Jonathan.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Steptoe tidied up the room.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
But we can pick up the pieces and make it look as tidy as possible.
"Bobby of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
This I did, and swept up the parlour, which I made look as tidy as I could.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
And the little 'un, 'e tidied me up and told me tales and kep' me straight.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
It's the thought of seeing Mr. Martin that cheers me up; I must be tidy for him.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
She set to work in a very housewifely way to tidy up the house, Edna helping all she could.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
She may have her corporal assist her in tidying up, or she may choose some girls to help her.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
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In poetry:

He wanders through deserted rooms
And tidies up for hours;
Till darkness falls he folds away
Her things into the drawers;
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
She brushed the yard, she brushed the step,
She made the leaves to spin,
Tidying up her husband's place
Outside as well as in.
"The Bachelor" by John Crowe Ransom
While the wine gets cool in yonder pool,
Let's spruce up nice and tidy;
Who knows, old boy,
But we may decoy
The fair but furtive Lyde?
"To Quintus Hirpinus" by Eugene Field
Oh, yes, I've touched the shepherd's hut for sugar, tea, and flour;
And a tender bit of mutton I always could devour.
I went up to a station, and there I got a job;
Plunged in the store, and hooked it, with a very tidy lob.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania
Noo, since he's suppin' a' his lane, as quate as ony mouse,
I'll turn my back an' redd the floor, an' tidy up the house;
For when he toddles up an' doon, he's sic a steerin' lim',
I canna get a han's wark dune for lookin' after him.
"The Steerin' Wee Laddie" by Alexander Anderson
"Poor Mick!" I sez. (Well, any'ow, I mean
Them words) "If you 'ad seen that girl, my dear,
You'd arst 'er up to stay." "Why," sez Doreen,
"She's comin' 'ere
On Choosday next." (I jist choke back a shout)
"That's why I got the spare room tidied out."
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis

In news:

That's easy to tidy up.
Tidy up, look at the pictures and – maybe – obsess over the consequences.
Sept 29 to help tidy up downtown.
London getting tidy-up for royal wedding.
Let's tidy up a busy day.
Time to Tidy Up the Garden, or Is It.
Use TrackSift to tidy up your iTunes library.
Gridders tidy up Calcutt courtyard .
The tidy Swiss want to clean up space.
GENEVA – The tidy Swiss want to clean up space.
If anybody has ever called you a neat freak, chances are you have skills that go well beyond tidying up.
Tidy , spruce up yards, then add for sale sign.
' Tidy up legal situation on Lake Street'.
Gridders tidy up Calcutt courtyard.
Well, you could help tidy up.
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In science:

Using these results, and tidying up the approximations used in, for example, Lemma 22, one can certainly reduce the number 160 drastically, and perhaps even to (3 + ǫ).
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
If b(w) = 1 then we delete vertex w and tidy up.
An almost linear time algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs with minimum degree at least three
If b(w) = 1 then we delete vertex w and tidy up.
An almost linear time algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs with minimum degree at least three
Thanks are again due to Miles Reid for tidying up the English.
Quantization and ``theta functions''
We have seen examples where a signed commitment to make four specific changes have led to another forty – in the name of ‘tidying things up’.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
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