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Perk up   /pərk əp/   Listen
Perk up

verb
1.
Gain or regain energy.  Synonyms: gain vigor, percolate, perk, pick up.
2.
Cause to be alert and energetic.  Synonyms: arouse, brace, energise, energize, stimulate.  "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"






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"Perk up" Quotes from Famous Books



... hardly blame a man for being annoyed a bit. To have a gentle, grateful little girl you had nobly helped, suddenly perk up and turn into something quite different—something dimpling and impish and provocative—would be ...
— The Wishing-Ring Man • Margaret Widdemer

... ever git over it. I seen her cryin' the last time I was over. No use tryin' to comfort the pore ole gal. It left a sore place in her heart that nothin' kin ever heal. I'm a hopin' that p'haps with you around she may perk up some." ...
— Darry the Life Saver - The Heroes of the Coast • Frank V. Webster

... baffles me. I see women, dead tired, perk up and begin to be sparkling as soon as a man appears; and when they are alone they just seem to sink back into apathy and fatigue. Why won't these mad creatures stop at home? They are the exception, but war seems to bring them ...
— My War Experiences in Two Continents • Sarah Macnaughtan



Words linked to "Perk up" :   cathect, revivify, recreate, vivify, reinvigorate, quicken, enliven, revive, recuperate, recover, animate, de-energise, affect, renovate, sedate, reanimate, liven up, invigorate, repair, convalesce, liven, de-energize



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