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perknoun [C]

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

a special advantage or benefit, in addition to the money you are paid, that you are given because of your job: Free child care for preschool children of employees was a popular perk.

perkverb [I/T]

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

(of boiling water 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   /pɜːk/ us  
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 office building. 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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