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perch

2 verb
     
Related topics: Birds
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1

be perched on/above etc something

to be in a position on top of something or on the edge of something:
a house perched on a cliff above the town
2

perch (yourself) on something

to sit on top of something or on the edge of something:
Bobby had perched himself on a tall wooden stool.
3 [intransitive + on]HBB if a bird perches on something, it flies down and sits on it

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