Definition of pearten in English:

pearten

(also peerten, perten, pyeerten)

verb

Southern, South Midland, English Regional, United States Regional, West Midlands
  • 1with object To cheer, gladden; to enliven, animate; to hurry, chivvy.

  • 2no object To become more cheerful, lively, or animated; to hurry. Usually with up.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Adiel Sherwood (1791–1879). From peart, variant of pert + -en.

Pronunciation

pearten

/ˈpɪətn/