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perk up (one's) ears

1. Of oneself, to become more or particularly alert, intrigued, or enthusiastic. I perked up my ears when I heard that my favorite author had a new book coming out.
2. Of someone else, to cause him or her to become so. I bet I know something that will perk up your ears: Rob is single again!
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perk up

To become more lively, energetic, attentive, or cheerful; to be brought back to good spirits. I wish you would perk up! There are so many exciting things happening, and you're just moping there in the corner! I perked up when I found out my favorite band would be on tour with them.
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perk (one) up

To increase or enhance someone's interest, energy, or alertness. The show was going really poorly until the host came out and perked the audience up. I think I need some coffee to perk me up.
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perk (something) up

To make something more lively, engaging, or refreshing. I always use some red chilies to perk up my soups and stews. The new blinds really perk the house up with the amount of light they let in!
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perk someone up

to make someone more cheery or refreshed. A nice cup of coffee would really perk me up. A cup of coffee will perk up the sleepiest person.
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perk something up

to refresh or brighten something; to make something more lively. A bit of bright yellow here and there will perk this room up a lot. We need something to perk up the second act of the play.
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perk up

to become invigorated; to become more active. After a bit of water, the plants perked up nicely. About noon, Andy perked up and looked wide-awake.
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perk up

Restore to good spirits, liveliness, or good appearance, as in You're exhausted, but a cup of tea will perk you up, or The flowers perked up the whole room. [Mid-1600s]
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perk up

v.
1. To become more lively, cheerful, or attentive: We perked up when we heard the good news. The students perked up when the professor began the lecture.
2. To cause someone or something to become more lively, cheerful, or attentive: The morning coffee really perked me up! I perked up the kitten by feeding it catnip.
3. To refresh the appearance of something: New furniture and paint have perked up the room. Washing the windows has really perked the kitchen up.
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perk

n. an extra financial benefit; a monetary inducement or reward. (see also benies.) I don’t get paid much, but the perks are good.

perked (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also pepped (up).) No more. She’s done. She’s perked up for good.
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perked

verb
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perking

mod. drunk; drug intoxicated. After a few drinks, he was really perking!
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I know these perks seem silly compared to what you actually do for your clients, but ask yourself this: Does it really matter why your clients come to you, if it costs you little or nothing and it enables you to really help more people?
But Mr Perks will NOT be forced to stand down by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, the Mercury has been told.
Jacobs and the rest of the Perks leadership team--CEO Jeff Ford and VP of operations and technology Chuck Foster--think cash rewards are inadequate because ultimately they can't affect changes in behavior.
The country is broke yet banks are continuing to fork out for these unjustifiable perks.
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Steve Perks funeral JOCKEYS past and present turned out in force yesterday for the funeral in Stafford of Steve Perks, who died this month at the age of 54.