Synonyms for perk up
- take heart
- be refreshed
- buck up
- cheer up
- liven up
- look up
- pep up
Antonyms for perk up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERK UP
The good custom was established and Meg began to perk up again.
You get int' your best clothes and perk up a bit; you can boss it over Janet.
Aunty Rose declared that Carolyn May began at once to perk up.
Andy forgot his personal embarrassment and began to perk up his ears.
Bless my soul, if Lucia did not perk up the second the forelady left, edge over, and direct a volume of Italian at me.
They perk up wonderfully as the barometer falls and the damp makes itself felt in their warm cases of glass.
Anyhow, your comin' hez been a good thing fur Nancy, an' I reckons she'll begin to perk up from now on.
In lifting her arms to perk up the bow at her throat she knocked a hat off the bracket.
But, in this other lot, the shoots are commencin' to perk up, an' insec's have stirred the mold.
What is done to Lordsburg we can stand, but a blow at our own warbags, even in antic'pation, is calc'lated to cause us to perk up.
late 14c., "to make oneself trim or smart," perhaps from Old North French perquer "to perch" (Modern French percher; see perch (n.1)), on notion of a bird preening its plumage. Sense of "raise oneself briskly" is first attested 1520s; perk up "recover liveliness" is from 1650s. Related: Perked; perking.