English version

perk up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperk up phrasal verb informal1 HAPPYto become more cheerful, active, and interested in what is happening around you, or to make someone feel this way She seemed kind of tired, but she perked up when Helen came over.perk somebody ↔ up There’s no doubt coffee perks you up.2 SMART/WELL-DRESSEDTIDYto become more active, more interesting, more attractive etc, or to make something do thisperk something ↔ up A little chili will perk up the sauce. perk→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
perk upShe wasn't feeling too good yesterday but she perked up in the evening.Jessica always perks up when Richard comes over.
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Verb table
perk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyperk
he, she, itperks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyperked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave perked
he, she, ithas perked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad perked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill perk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have perked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam perking
he, she, itis perking
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you, we, theyare perking
Past
I, he, she, itwas perking
you, we, theywere perking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been perking
he, she, ithas been perking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been perking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be perking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been perking
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