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[purk] /pɜrk/

3 .

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Percolated coffee (1950s+)


To run smoothly and well; percolate: The project’s perking now (1925+)


Extra money, privileges, fringe benefits, etc, pertaining to a job or assignment: His men were delighted to be in Afghanistan, he said, mostly because of the perks

[1824+; fr perquisite]
has passed soil percolation test


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