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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 up

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

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