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perk 1

 (pûrk)
v. perked, perk·ing, perks
v.intr.
1. To stick up or jut out: dogs' ears that perk.
2. To carry oneself in a lively and jaunty manner.
v.tr.
To cause to stick up quickly: The dog perked its ears at the noise.
adj.
Perky.
Phrasal Verb:
perk up
1. To regain or cause to regain one's good spirits or liveliness.
2. To refresh the appearance of: New furniture and paint perked up the room.

[Possibly Middle English perken, to perch, from perk, rod, perch, probably from Medieval Latin perca and from Old French perche, perce, both from Latin pertica, rod; see perch1.]

perk 2

 (pûrk)
n. Informal
A perquisite.

[Shortening and alteration of perquisite.]

perk 3

 (pûrk)
intr.v. perked, perk·ing, perks Informal
To percolate: The coffee was perking on the stove.
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perk

(pɜːk)
adj
pert; brisk; lively
vb
See perk up
[C16: see perk up]

perk

(pɜːk)
vb
1. (Cookery) (intr) (of coffee) to percolate
2. (Cookery) (tr) to percolate (coffee)

perk

(pɜːk)
n
(Commerce) informal Brit short for perquisite
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perk1

(pɜrk)

v.i.
1. to become lively, cheerful, vigorous, etc., again, as after decline or neglect (usu. fol. by up).
2. to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner.
v.t.
3. to enhance or enliven (often fol. by up): to perk up a suit with a new blouse.
4. to raise smartly or briskly (often fol. by up): to perk one's head up.
[1350–1400; perhaps akin to peer2]

perk2

(pɜrk)

v.i, v.t.
to percolate.
[1930–35, Amer.; by shortening and resp.]

perk3

(pɜrk)

n.
perquisite.
[1815–25; by shortening and resp.]
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perk

- A special privilege or right, it is an abbreviation of perquisite.
See also related terms for rights.
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perk


Past participle: perked
Gerund: perking

Imperative
perk
perk
Present
I perk
you perk
he/she/it perks
we perk
you perk
they perk
Preterite
I perked
you perked
he/she/it perked
we perked
you perked
they perked
Present Continuous
I am perking
you are perking
he/she/it is perking
we are perking
you are perking
they are perking
Present Perfect
I have perked
you have perked
he/she/it has perked
we have perked
you have perked
they have perked
Past Continuous
I was perking
you were perking
he/she/it was perking
we were perking
you were perking
they were perking
Past Perfect
I had perked
you had perked
he/she/it had perked
we had perked
you had perked
they had perked
Future
I will perk
you will perk
he/she/it will perk
we will perk
you will perk
they will perk
Future Perfect
I will have perked
you will have perked
he/she/it will have perked
we will have perked
you will have perked
they will have perked
Future Continuous
I will be perking
you will be perking
he/she/it will be perking
we will be perking
you will be perking
they will be perking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perking
you have been perking
he/she/it has been perking
we have been perking
you have been perking
they have been perking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perking
you will have been perking
he/she/it will have been perking
we will have been perking
you will have been perking
they will have been perking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perking
you had been perking
he/she/it had been perking
we had been perking
you had been perking
they had been perking
Conditional
I would perk
you would perk
he/she/it would perk
we would perk
you would perk
they would perk
Past Conditional
I would have perked
you would have perked
he/she/it would have perked
we would have perked
you would have perked
they would have perked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perk - an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
benefit - financial assistance in time of need
apanage, appanage - any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life; "for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use"
backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire, tip - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
Verb1.perk - gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
convalesce, recover, recuperate - get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
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perk

noun (Brit. informal) bonus, benefit, extra, plus, dividend, icing on the cake, fringe benefit, perquisite, boot money (informal) a company car, private medical insurance and other perks
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Translations
يَنْتَعِش، يَزْداد نَشاطا
oživnoutrozjařit se
live op
hressa viî; hressast
atkustiguviaiguvumas
atgūtiesatspirgtsarosīties
keyfi yerine gelmekneşelenmek

perk

1 [pɜrk] N (= money) → beneficio m adicional
it's one of the perks of the jobes uno de los incentivos or las ventajas del puesto
there are no perks in this joben este puesto no hay nada aparte del sueldo
company perksbeneficios mpl corporativos

perk

2 [pɜːk] VI =percolate [coffee] → filtrarse
perk up
A. VT + ADV [+ person] → animar
this will perk you up!¡esto te animará!
it perks up the flavour of frozen vegetablesda vida a or anima las verduras congeladas
B. VI + ADV [person] → reanimarse; (in health) → sentirse mejor
business is perking upel negocio va mejorando
ears perked up when his name was mentionedtodo el mundo aguzó el oído cuando se mencionó su nombre
share prices perked up as a result of the dealla cotización de las acciones aumentó como resultado del trato
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perk

[ˈpɜːrk] n (= benefit) → à-côté m
It's one of the perks of the job → C'est l'un des à-côtés du poste.
perk up
vi (= cheer up) → se ragaillardir
vt sep
to perk sb up → ragaillardir qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

perk

n (= benefit)Vergünstigung f
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perk

[pɜːk] n (fam) → vantaggio
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perk

(pəːk) : perk up
to recover one's energy or cheerfulness. I gave her a cup of tea and she soon perked up.
perky adjective
lively; cheerful. You're in a perky mood.
ˈperkily adverb
ˈperkiness noun
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References in classic literature ?
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.
And do you know, when these politicians swing wide the doors and come in, with their broad shoulders, their deep chests, and their generous stomachs which cannot help making them optimists and masters of life, why, you perk right up.
With some such inquiry in his thoughts, Gruff and Glum, stricken by so sudden an interest that he perked his neck and looked over the intervening people, as if he were trying to stand on tiptoe with his two wooden legs, took an observation of R.
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.
In lifting her arms to perk up the bow at her throat she knocked a hat off the bracket.
Hard men who had their knives drawn to fight for their financial lives put away the weapons and wished him God-speed, while half a dozen panic-smitten tin-pot roads perked up their heads and spoke of the wonderful things they would have done had not Cheyne buried the hatchet.
The Department of Finance, which believes that tax perks should be time-bound, wants to remove the GIE tax perk.
Businesses are having to offer "extreme" perks as employee expectations grow, said Glassdoor.
Joe Wiggins, of Glassdoor, said: "Extreme perks might help to get employees in the door, and they're certainly a good way for companies to get noticed.
Speed Perks offers customers three different membership levels--Club, VIP and Elite--each based on total spend during the calendar year.
Mr Perks had been enjoying a Sunday afternoon outing to Clearwater beach, in the western part of Florida near Tampa, with a group of friends, including his girlfriend when a storm blew up very suddenly just before 1pm.