perk up

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To become more upright
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The Lion bowed down his head and whispered something to Puzzle [the donkey] at which his long ears went down; but then he said something else at which the ears perked up again.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'perk up':

perk upto become more lively or enthusiastic.
perk upTo cause to be more upright, straighten up
perk upto cause to be more lively or enthusiastic.
perk upTo exalt oneself, take on a higher status or position.
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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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