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1perk

verb \ˈpərk\

Definition of PERK

intransitive verb
1
a :  to thrust up the head, stretch out the neck, or carry the body in a bold or insolent manner
b :  to stick up or out jauntily
2
:  to gain in vigor or cheerfulness especially after a period of weakness or depression —usually used with up <he's perked up noticeably>
transitive verb
1
:  to make smart or spruce in appearance :  freshen, improve —often used with up
2
:  to thrust up quickly or impudently
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Origin of PERK

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2perk

verb

Definition of PERK

intransitive verb
:  percolate

First Known Use of PERK

1656

3perk

noun

: something extra that someone receives in addition to regular pay for doing a job

: a good thing that you have or get because of your situation

Full Definition of PERK

:  perquisite —usually used in plural

Examples of PERK

  1. <the salary's not great, but the perks make up for it>

First Known Use of PERK

1824

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
PERKS Defined for Kids

perk

verb \ˈpərk\
perkedperk·ing

Definition of PERK for Kids

1
:  to make or become more lively or cheerful <I perked up when I heard the good news.>
2
:  to make fresher in appearance <Let's perk the room up with fresh paint.>
3
:  to lift in a quick, alert, or bold way <The dog perked its ears.>

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