Word forms: perches
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionarylanguage note: The form perch is used for both the singular and plural in meaning [sense 8].language note: The form perch is used for both the singular and plural in meaning [sense 8].1. verbIf you perch on something, you sit down lightly on the very edge or tip of it. [V prep/adv] ⇒ He lit a cigarette and perched on the corner of the desk. [V pron-refl prep/adv] ⇒ He perched himself on the side of the bed.perched
adjective ⇒ She was perched on the edge of the sofa.2. verbTo perch somewhere means to be on the top or edge of something. [V prep/adv] ⇒ ...the vast slums that perch precariously on top of the hills around which the city was built.perched
adjective ⇒ St. John's is a small college perched high up in the hills. ⇒ Frank's tinted glasses are perched precariously on his head.3. verbIf you perch something on something else, you put or balance it on the top or edge of that thing. [V n + on] ⇒ The builders have perched a light concrete dome on eight slender columns.4. verbWhen a bird perches on something such as a branch or a wall, it lands on it and stands there. [V prep] ⇒ A blackbird flew down and perched on the parapet outside his window.5. countable nounA perch is a short rod for a bird to stand on.6. countable noun [usu poss N]You can refer to a high place where someone is sitting as their perch.7. → be knocked off one's perch8. countable nounA perch is an edible fish. There are several kinds of perch.