Definition of 'perch'
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It provides its sons and daughters with a very high perch from which to survey the empire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Inside are a couple of nest boxes and various perches. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That they should spend more time outside and less time perched in front of a tablet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We perch in a bird hide and watch swans glide round a loch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Finally he perched the cyclist high above the dust kicked up by horses and carriages. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)From his various perches he spies on the kaleidoscope of life passing beneath him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perched directly in front of her is a talismanic teapot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Family photographs cover various side tables perched at the end of faintly floral sofas. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The pair's awkward affections were caught on camera as they perched on a branch. The Sun (2016)Half the cast dangle above the stage on ropes or perch precariously on a bamboo scaffold that forms the skeleton of the set. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The trained bird will then perch on the best man's arm. The Sun (2009)In fact, much of the album was pieced together on a laptop perched precariously on packing boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Plus he would keep her company in the shower, peering down from his perch on the edge of the rail. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can use small fish other than herring to make the rolls or larger fish such as perch, bass and trout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ageing vehicles were so lightly armed and so uncomfortable and hot to sit in that the Russian soldiers felt safer perched on top. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Having to stand upright, dip to serve drinks and perch on the edge of chairs all night is clearly a workout in itself. The Sun (2013)THIS stolen 4x4 gives new meaning to a parking bay as it perches on a cliff. The Sun (2008)I spot it first, perched on a branch. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I painted a picture of the scene, perched on high stools round his kitchen island. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You're holding on to the end of a crane, perched on the edge of death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He played a generous two-hour set in the round, perched on top of a stage shaped like a giant replica of his famous androgynous symbol. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'perch'
British English: perch VERB
to perch on sth If you perch on something, you sit down lightly on the very edge or tip of it.
He perched on the corner of the desk.
British English: perch NOUN
A perch is a short rod for a bird to stand on.
A small, yellow bird in a cage sat on its perch outside the house.
Definition of perch from the Collins English Dictionary
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