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perjured | perjurer | perjurious | perjurous | perjury | perk | perk up | perked up | perkily | perkin | perkiness



Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive), Adjective


perkv. t. [Cf. W. percu to trim, to make smart.].
     To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.  Cowper. Sherburne.  [1913 Webster]
perkv. i. 
     To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily.  Barrow.  [1913 Webster]
To perk it, to carry one's self proudly or saucily. Pope.
     Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
perkv. i. 
     To peer; to look inquisitively.  Dickens.  [1913 Webster]


perk, v. & adj.
--v.tr. raise (one's head etc.) briskly.
--adj. perky; pert.

perk up
1 recover confidence, courage, life, or zest.
2 restore confidence or courage or liveliness in (esp. another person).
3 smarten up.
perk, n. Brit. colloq. a perquisite.

perk, v. colloq.
1 intr. (of coffee) percolate, make a bubbling sound in the percolator.
2 tr. percolate (coffee).

abbr. of PERCOLATE




VB invest, cover, envelope, lap, involve, inwrap, enwrap, wrap, fold up, wrap up, lap up, muffle up, overlap, sheath, swathe, swaddle, roll up in, circumvest, vest, clothe, array, dress, dight, drape, robe, enrobe, attire, apparel, accounter, rig, fit out, deck, perk, equip, harness, caparison, wear, don, put on, huddle on, slip on, mantle.

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