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perk

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verb \ˈpərk\

Definition of perk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to gain in vigor or cheerfulness especially after a period of weakness or depression —usually used with up <he's perked up noticeably>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make smart or spruce in appearance :  freshen, improve —often used with up

  6. 2 :  to thrust up quickly or impudently



Origin of perk

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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perk

verb

Definition of perk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  percolate



1656

First Known Use of perk

1656


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perk

noun

Simple Definition of perk

  • : 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

  1. :  perquisite —usually used in plural




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