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  ( 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  


benefit, bonus, dividend, extra, fringe benefit, icing on the cake, perquisite, plus  

perk up     
brighten, buck up     (informal)   cheer up, liven up, look up, pep up, rally, recover, recuperate, revive, take heart  

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perk up, perky, per, perk up

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