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verb     perk pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleperking
past tenseperked
past participleperked
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phrasal verb

perk up

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyperk up
he/she/itperks up
present participleperking up
past tenseperked up
past participleperked up
  1. 1
    if someone perks up, or if something perks them up, they begin to feel happier or more lively

    Sue perked up when she heard the news.

  2. 2
    to become more interesting or exciting, or to make something do this

    Some chili sauce will perk it up.

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