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 for perk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perk \Perk\ (p[~e]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perked (p[~e]rkt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Perking.] [Cf. W. percu to trim, to make
     smart.]
     To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a
     jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up
     one's head. --Cowper. --Sherburne.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     to perk up one's ears to begin to listen attentively; --
        usually used when something of interest is mentioned in
        some discourse, after one's attention had lapsed; as, he
        perked up his ears when he heard his name mentioned.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perk \Perk\, v. i.
     1. To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily. "To perk
        over them." --Barrow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To act in a jaunty or presumptuous manner.
        [PJC]
  
     To perk it, to carry one's self proudly or saucily. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perk \Perk\, a.
     Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain. "Perk as a peacock."
     --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perk \Perk\, v. i.
     To peer; to look inquisitively. --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  perk \perk\, n.
     A perquisite. [informal]
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perk
      n 1: an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of
           employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a
           limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job" [syn:
           fringe benefit, perquisite, perk]
      v 1: gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap" [syn:
           perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor]

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