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"perk" in American English

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perknoun [C]

 us   /pɜrk/ infml
  • perk noun [C] (ADVANTAGE)

a ​specialadvantage or ​benefit, in ​addition to the ​money you are ​paid, that you are given because of ​yourjob: Free ​childcare for ​preschoolchildren of employees was a ​popular perk.

perkverb [I/T]

 us   /pɜrk/
  • perk verb [I/T] (MAKE COFFEE)

(of ​boilingwater or ​coffee) to move up a ​tube in a ​percolator (= a ​type of ​container for making ​coffee) when the ​coffee is being made: [I] The ​coffee had ​begun to perk.
(Definition of perk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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perknoun [C]

uk   us   /pɜːk/
(also formal perquisite) HR an ​advantage or ​extra thing, such as ​money or ​goods, which you are given for doing your ​job: The best perk is a gorgeous, palatial ​office inside London's most desirable ​officebuilding. The ​travelling is definitely a perk of the ​job for me.
(Definition of perk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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