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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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.
THE FTSE 100 Index soared after tech stocks perked up on speculation that the difficulties in the sector could be turning.