Antonyms for perking

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He was perking up his big ears and wagging his stump of a tail in front of him.

And yet these perking courtiers are a long time seeing that.

Then she strolled over toward the Man, lifting her feet in her most aristocratic way and perking her head prettily.

He set coffee to perking, laid strips of bacon in a skillet and arranged half a dozen eggs nearby.

"Well, I for one don't like her a bit," declared Tilly, perking up the bow ends of the black sling that hung about her neck.

She'll be sure to be peeking an' perking inter every thing the moment my back's turned.

It's simply ridiculous to have Margaret perking herself up for beaux.

So he had, like a very unwise rabbit, and was perking up his long ears within quite easy range of Charley's gun as he levelled it.

The seat next them was unoccupied, and Mallory dropped into it, perking his ears backward for news.

"You hear it from the police, gentlemen," added Mr. Meredith, perking up a little.