American English

Definition of perch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a place where a bird rests, especially a branch or bar for this purpose, for example in a bird's cage
  2. 2a high seat or position He watched the game from his precarious perch on top of the wall.
  3. 3(pl. perch) a freshwater fish that is sometimes used for food
  4. Idioms
    knock somebody off their pedestal/perch
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    to make someone lose their position as someone or something successful or admired A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perch