perk ( perks plural & 3rd person present) ( perking present participle) ( perked past tense & past participle ) Perks are special benefits that are given to people who have a particular job or belong to a particular group. n-count usu pl
...a company car, private medical insurance and other perks..., One of the perks of being a student is cheap travel. perk up
1 phrasal verb If something perks you up or if you perk up, you become cheerful and lively, after feeling tired, bored, or depressed.
He perks up and jokes with them. V P
...suggestions to make you smile and perk you up. V n P
2 phrasal verb If you perk something up, you make it more interesting.
To make the bland taste more interesting, the locals began perking it up with local produce... V n P
Psychological twists perk up an otherwise predictable story line. V P n
3 phrasal verb If sales, prices, or economies perk up, or if something perks them up, they begin to increase or improve. (JOURNALISM)
House prices could perk up during the autumn... V P
Anything that could save the company money and perk up its cash flow was examined. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants
perk benefit, bonus, dividend, extra, fringe benefit, icing on the cake, perquisite, plus
brighten, buck up (informal) cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart
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