perked up


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Related to perked up: come off, stick with
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Adj.1.perked up - made or become more cheerful or lively; "his attention made her feel all perked up"
enlivened - made sprightly or cheerful
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It's nice to have accomplishments and be elegant, but not to show off or get perked up," said Amy thoughtfully.
But at my last words he perked up into a kind of startled slyness.
The conclusion of it appeared to amuse him extremely, for he shook his shoulders and sides in silence, and perked up his thin lips with an air of great internal enjoyment.