There are 3 definitions of perk in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəːk
 
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verb

(perk up or perk someone/thing up)

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'perch' and 'be lively'): perhaps from an Old French dialect variant of percher 'to perch'.

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There are 3 definitions of perk in English:

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noun

(usually perks) • informal
  • 1A benefit to which one is entitled because of one’s job: many agencies are helping to keep personnel at their jobs by providing perks
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    • They gave me time off to go climb mountains, and I was entitled to other perks like staff travel.
    • My host worked in an executive capacity for a large multinational company, a chauffeur-driven BMW being among the perks of her job.
    • And the job has its perks, including occasional dates with rock icons.
  • 1.1An advantage or benefit arising from a particular situation: they were busy discovering the perks of town life
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    • Anyone with a credit card can take advantage of the perks once reserved for a spoiled few.
    • This is the work of a writer who became a pop star by mistake, but discovered that the perks are better and stuck with it.
    • Practicing medicine in a small town has its perks.

Origin

early 19th century: abbreviation of perquisite.

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informal

verb

  • (With reference to coffee) percolate: [no object]: while the coffee perks, head out for the morning paper [with object]: she showed us how to perk the coffee
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    • A pot of coffee already sat perking, filling the room with its rich aroma.
    • Sitting on the sky blue counter as her coffee perked, Kina silently swore.
    • As the coffee perked, she crawled through the door into the cabin looking a pale shade of green.

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Origin

1930s: abbreviation of percolate.

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