Perch Perch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Perched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perching}.] [F. percher. See {Perch} a pole.] To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost. [1913 Webster]

Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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