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Definition of perk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perk
BrE BrE//pɜːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrk//
 
he / she / it perks
BrE BrE//pɜːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrks//
 
past simple perked
BrE BrE//pɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrkt//
 
past participle perked
BrE BrE//pɜːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrkt//
 
-ing form perking
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrkɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Originverb late Middle English (in the senses ‘perch’ and ‘be lively’): perhaps from an Old French dialect variant of percher ‘to perch’. Phrasal Verbsperk upperk upperk somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perk

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