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perk         

[

1]  

      adj  
1    pert; brisk; lively  
      vb  
2       See       perk up  
     (C16: see perk up)  
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perk          [2]  
      vb  
Informal  
1    intr   (of coffee) to percolate  
2    tr   to percolate (coffee)  

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perk          [3]  
      n     (Brit)  
informal      short for       perquisite  

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perquisite  
      n  
1    an incidental benefit gained from a certain type of employment, such as the use of a company car  
2    a customary benefit received in addition to a regular income  
3    a customary tip  
4    something expected or regarded as an exclusive right,   (Often (informal) shortened to)    perk         
     (C15: from Medieval Latin perquisitum an acquired possession, from Latin perquirere to seek earnestly for something, from per- (thoroughly) + quaerere to ask for, seek)  


perk          [1]  
      adj  
1    pert; brisk; lively  
      vb  
2       See       perk up  
     (C16: see perk up)  
perk          [2]  
      vb  
Informal  
1    intr   (of coffee) to percolate  
2    tr   to percolate (coffee)  
perk          [3]  
      n     (Brit)  
informal      short for       perquisite  
perk up  
      vb   adv  
1    to make or become more cheerful, hopeful, or lively  
2    to rise or cause to rise briskly  
the dog's ears perked up     
3    tr   to make smarter in appearance  
she perked up her outfit with a bright scarf     
4    intr     (Austral)  
slang   to vomit  
     (C14 perk, perhaps from Norman French perquer; see perch1)  

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perk

  
  
benefit, bonus, dividend, extra, fringe benefit, icing on the cake, perquisite, plus  


perk up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart  

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