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perk up (one's) ears

1. 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. To cause one to become more or particularly alert, intrigued, or enthusiastic. I bet I know something that will perk up your ears: Rob is single again!
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perk up

To make or become more lively, energetic, attentive, cheerful, dynamic, etc. I wish you would perk up. There are so many exciting things happening, and you're just moping there in the corner! I think I need some coffee to perk me up. I always use some red chilies to perk up my soups and stews.
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perked up

Stimulated; made to be or feel more awake, alert, and energetic. Hyphenated if used before a noun. I just can't focus until I get perked up with a bit of coffee in the morning. The officer suspected that the perked-up truck driver might have been high on amphetamines.
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perking

1. slang A shortening of percolating, referring to coffee or a coffee maker. There's a pot of coffee perking in the kitchen, if you'd like some. Once the machine is done perking, we can get to work on our review.
2. Carrying on as is normal, expected, or desired. Often followed by "along." My car is nearly 15 years old, but it's still perking along just fine. A: "Is everything all right between you and Linda?" B: "Our marriage is perking along just fine, thank you very much."
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perk along

To function, operate, or carry on as is normal, expected, or desired. My car perked along for nearly 10 years before ever needing so much as an oil change. A: "Is everything all right between you and Linda?" B: "Our marriage is perking along just fine, thank you very much."
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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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Members of Mr Perks family, including his mother Corinne Nicolson who lives in Tain, made their way stateside following the tragic death of their loved one.
The complexity of the tax system on perks has also made them less popular among employees, the research continued.
The first incident occurred on June 25 last year when Perks was filmed running towards the house shouting abuse and swearing.
The sitting perk along with the basic salary, travel and airtime allowance pushed the MCA's monthly pay to about S00, 000, before SRC cut them to about Sh200,000 monthly.In the six months to December, Kakamega paid its 88 MCAs an average of Sh126,699 per month, surpassing SRC's recommended pay of Sh124,800.Nakuru's 79 MCAs earned an average of Sh117,462 per month while their 39 counterparts in Vihiga took home Sh116,624 in monthly sitting allowance.
HE first perk I ever received as a journalist was a turkey.
The court observed then the car has to be returned along with the perks which the law ministry estimates at Rs4 million and that the public money spent needs to deposited into the national exchequer.
Peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee programs allow employees to recognize and reward each other, and every quarter, an employee is recognized as a Perks WW "Super Hero" based on the value he or she brings to the organization.
Shanes superbly passed Jack Thomas after three laps of chasing in Heat 4, and Kemp underlined his maturity by defeating Perks to head up a match-levelling 4-2 in the next.
The petitioner Mehmood Akhtar took the stance that Rehman Malik was ordered to return the perks and facilities from 2008 to 2012.
The perks: It enables you to keep connected with your baby at all times.
In one of the most comprehensive analyses of its kind, ThePointsGuy.com evaluated the elite status offerings of the six largest US-based airlines in eight categories (weightings in parentheses): in-flight perks (25%), fee waivers (20%), bonuses (20%), airport perks (10%), flexible perks (10%), non-flying perks (5%), partner perks (5%) and reservation perks (5%).
Martin Perks, 54, admitted taking nearly PS4,000 from Tanner Electrics during the six months he was employed by the vehicle servicing company based in Leckwith Industrial Estate in Cardiff.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Assembly on Monday passed the Members of Election Commission (Salary, Allowance, Perks and Privileges) Bill, 2016 with majority votes.
IN Wales nearly 60% of people say that when choosing a job, company perks are only "moderately" important to them.
In the past decade, new rules requiring enhanced disclosure of perks have brought added scrutiny of these benefits, while the say-on-pay era has provided an avenue for investors to voice their concerns about perks they view as excessive.