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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of perk.

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Examples

  • James didn’t look too thrilled to see him enter, but his expression perked up when Remy and I followed.

    My Fair Succubi

  • After the keynote speech, anyone with half a brain perked up and took notice.

    Matthew Yglesias » Times Change

  • Rachel and a friend of hers were standing at the end of the parking lot, and hearing them yell my name perked me up enough to make it to the track itself.

    From the Mind of the Dawnie

  • Even today, as she lay helpless in my lap, waiting for him and TFR to return from his daycare so he could say goodbye, just the sound of his name perked her up momentarily.

    Memento Moron: Remember, Thou Art Stupid

  • That phrase perked up a number of ears in the room given that Guilford County Commissioners Chairman Melvin "Skip" Alston has claimed not to have had a direct but a "possible" conflict when he sat out the vote on recovery bonds that stand to profit the Urban Hotel Group in a deal

    Record Article Feed

  • I quick changed the water, and, you know, he kind of perked up.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • But when I heard the word "rime ice," it kind of perked me up quite quickly because from personal experience I know that that can be a very serious situation on the rapid buildup.

    CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2009

  • And it kind of perked my curiosity, because it's a story I think many Americans have been interested in.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2009

  • And what he's talking about the construction space is -- when he said that, I kind of perked my ears up a little bit because I was saying, OK, sometimes when you're working, doing construction, but what he meant is in the void spaces.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2008

  • I am a little scared though, because I got 'perked' yesterday by a super perky mom and I kind of wanted to slap her.

    The Commander

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