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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rod, branch, or the like on which birds sit.
The parakeet flew back to its perch.
definition 2: a place to sit or rest, esp. a high, rather small place.
She found a comfortable perch where she could sit quietly and read her book.
definition 3: a pole that connects the front and rear axles of a carriage, wagon, or the like.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: perches, perching, perched
definition 1: to rest or come to rest on a branch, rod, or the like.
The sparrows perched on the clothes line.
definition 2: to rest or be situated, esp. in a spot of high elevation.
The monkeys were perching in the tree tops.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to position or set in a high place; place on or as if on a perch.
She perched the cup on top of the bookcase.
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derivation: percher (n.)
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