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Perk   Listen
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Perk  v. t.  (past & past part. perked; pres. part. perking)  To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.
to perk up one's ears to begin to listen attentively; usually used when something of interest is mentioned in some discourse, after one's attention had lapsed; as, he perked up his ears when he heard his name mentioned.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Perk" Quotes from Famous Books



... last year, That his little house he built; For he seems to perk and peer, And to twitter, too, and tilt The bare branches in between, With a ...
— Rose and Roof-Tree - Poems • George Parsons Lathrop

... de funeral, de mules would perk up a little in dey walk and a faster hymn was sung on de way home. When we got home, we was in a good mood from singing de faster hymns and de funeral soon ...
— Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2 • Works Projects Administration

... unexpected. "Then Med muss wass me," she remarked calmly. The good custom was established and Meg began to perk up again. ...
— Jan and Her Job • L. Allen Harker



Words linked to "Perk" :   backsheesh, benefit, convalesce, percolate, recuperate, recover, baksheesh, apanage, gain vigor, fringe benefit, pick up, perk up, appanage, perquisite, pourboire, gratuity, bakshish, bakshis



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