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perk1

perk1

 
 
pronunciation:
puhrk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: perked, perking, perks
definition 1: to recover good health or spirits (usu. fol. by up).
He perked up at the good news.
similar words:
lighten
definition 2: to have a jaunty manner or bearing.
definition 3: to stick upward or outward (often fol. by up).
The dog's ears perked up at the sound.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to raise (the ears, head, or the like) in order to hear better or to see or be seen (often fol. by up or out).
definition 2: to improve the appearance of (usu. fol. by up).
Fresh paint perked up the house.
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derivation: perkish (adj.)