perk up

  1. gain or regain energy
    I picked up after a nap
  2. cause to be alert and energetic
    Coffee and tea stimulate me
    This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
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How To Use perk up In A Sentence

  • Often he would be apathetic and dozy, particularly for the first hour after he had left Beckton, but then he would start to perk up, speaking intelligently and coherently and showing curiosity about the world around him. Henry’s Demons
  • A little chili will perk up the sauce.
  • Byrd brings her lessons to us in this book full of tips and exercises to perk up your pucker.
  • I keep thinking about it, and whether my reaction was because they were both men (making the part of my brain attuned to yaoi perk up) or if it was because of the relationship. "She said, 'Tell my family I love them'."
  • If he makes the team, he could perk up interest in the area's large Hispanic community.
  • My guess is there are millions of unpolled Americans concerned with the downward moral spin of the United States, and who would perk up their ears at a strong third party.
  • On the other hand, if it is not the anchovy but the cauliflower that frightens you, then use this powerful anchovy sauce to perk up steamed broccoli or a salad of chicories, such as radicchio, escarole or frisée. Least popular recipe ever*
  • Anything that could save the company money and perk up its cash flow was examined.
  • The depression and fatigue —and the drug withdrawal from nicotine —make people crave another cigarette to perk up again.
  • He could see us perk up on Sunday morning when the Lutheran organ pealed out at ten-thirty.
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