perch-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: sit, come to rest

Commentary: Syntax Includes:

The birds perched on the tree.
Misfortune perched upon him.
A raven perched high in the pine.

VerbNet: assuming_position-50,put_spatial-9.2-1,spatial_configuration-47.6
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: perch.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: cause to sit

She perched her hat on her head.
The child perched the glass on the edge of the table.
John perched his books next to his computer.

VerbNet: put_spatial-9.2-1,spatial_configuration-47.6
FrameNet: Placing
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3