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Definitions of brisk

  1. To brisk up; to come up with life and speed; to take an erect or bold attitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; - usually with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. become brisk; "business brisked up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Briskness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Briskly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. very active; "doing a brisk business" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Full of spirit of life; effervescng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Lively; animated; swift; sparkling; nimble; burning freely; as, a brisk fire; quick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Full of life and spirit: active: effervescing, as liquors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Lively; active; spirited. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Quick; sprightly; lively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Lively; active; full of spirit: effervescing; burning freely; quick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Active; nimble; full of life and spirit; lively; sparkling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for brisk

  1. She shook her head with brisk gravity. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  2. As soon as the fog lifted the batteries of both sides began a brisk fire. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
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