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perk

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verb \ˈpərk\

Definition of perk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to thrust up the head, stretch out the neck, or carry the body in a bold or insolent mannerb :  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 and Etymology of perk

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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perk

verb

Definition of perk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  percolate

1922

First Known Use of perk

1922


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perk

noun

Definition of perk

  1. :  perquisite —usually used in plural

Examples of perk in a sentence

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

1824

First Known Use of perk

1824



PERK Defined for English Language Learners


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perk

noun

Definition of perk for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PERK Defined for Kids

perk

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verb \ˈpərk\

Definition of perk for Students

perked

perking

  1. 1 :  to make or become more lively or cheerful <I perked up when I heard the good news.>

  2. 2 :  to make fresher in appearance <Let's perk the room up with fresh paint.>

  3. 3 :  to lift in a quick, alert, or bold way <The dog perked its ears.>



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