To perk it
Perk Perk, v. i. To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily. ``To perk over them.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

{To perk it}, to carry one's self proudly or saucily. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • Perk — Perk, v. i. To exalt one s self; to bear one s self loftily. To perk over them. Barrow. [1913 Webster] {To perk it}, to carry one s self proudly or saucily. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perk up someone — perk up (someone) to make someone more active and interested. It was a clear summer day, and Nancy looked like she was beginning to perk up. His stay with Aunt Podie soon perked him up …   New idioms dictionary

  • perk up — (someone) to make someone more active and interested. It was a clear summer day, and Nancy looked like she was beginning to perk up. His stay with Aunt Podie soon perked him up …   New idioms dictionary

  • perk — perk1 [ pɜrk ] noun count an extra payment or benefit that you get in your job: Free theatre tickets are one of the perks of this job. a. a benefit or advantage that you get from a situation: At 15 I looked forward to the perks of adult life.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • perk up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms perk up : present tense I/you/we/they perk up he/she/it perks up present participle perking up past tense perked up past participle perked up 1) if someone perks up, or if something perks them up …   English dictionary

  • perk up something — perk up (something) to make something more interesting or active. Chopped prunes can really perk up a fruit salad. It s a pretty dull movie, though the supporting actors perk things up a little …   New idioms dictionary

  • perk up — (something) to make something more interesting or active. Chopped prunes can really perk up a fruit salad. It s a pretty dull movie, though the supporting actors perk things up a little …   New idioms dictionary

  • perk̂-3, pr̥k̂- —     perk̂ 3, pr̥k̂     English meaning: to tear out, dig out; furrow     Deutsche Übersetzung: “aufreißen, aufwũhlen, aufkratzen”; “Furche, and die besides aufgewũhlte Erde”     Material: O.Ind. pársüna m. “cleft, gap, abyss, Einsenkung”; Lat …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • perk up — 1) PHR V ERG If something perks you up or if you perk up, you become cheerful and lively, after feeling tired, bored, or depressed. [V P] He perks up and jokes with them. [V n P] ...suggestions to make you smile and perk you up. [Also V P n (not… …   English dictionary

  • perk — perk1 [pə:k US pə:rk] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: perquisite] something that you get legally from your work in addition to your wages, such as goods, meals, or a car ▪ theatre tickets and other perks perk of ▪ the perks of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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