Meaning of perk

perk

Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to become lively, cheerful, or vigorous, as after depression or sickness (usually fol. by up): The patients all perked up when we played the piano for them.
  2. to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner.
  3. to put oneself forward briskly or presumptuously.
—v.t.
  1. to make smart, trim, or jaunty (sometimes fol. by up or out): to perk up a suit with a new white blouse.
  2. to raise smartly or briskly (often fol. by up or out): to perk one's head up.
—adj.
  1. perky; jaunty: a perk manner.

perk

Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
— v.i., v.t. Informal.
  1. to percolate: Has the coffee perked yet? The research team is perking with new ideas.

perk

Pronunciation: (pûrk), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. perquisite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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