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perk



Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
v.i.
1. to become lively, cheerful, or vigorous, as after depression or sickness (usually fol. by up): The patients all perked up when we played the piano for them.
2. to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner.
3. to put oneself forward briskly or presumptuously.

v.t.
1. to make smart, trim, or jaunty (sometimes fol. by up or out): to perk up a suit with a new white blouse.
2. to raise smartly or briskly (often fol. by up or out): to perk one's head up.

adj.
perky; jaunty: a perk manner.

perk



Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
v.i., v.t. Informal.
to percolate: Has the coffee perked yet? The research team is perking with new ideas.

perk



Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
n. Informal.
perquisite.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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