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perk up

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with perk   /pɜːk/ us    /pɝːk/ informal
to improve or become more exciting: Share prices perked up slightly before the close of trading.
Translations of “perk up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有所改善, 有起色, 變得更有趣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有所改善, 有起色, 变得更有趣…
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