Definitions for: Brisk


[adj] very active; "doing a brisk business"
[adj] quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
[adj] imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
[v] become brisk; "business brisked up"



Webster (1913) Definition: Brisk, a. [Cf. W. brysg, fr. brys haste, Gael. briosg
quick, lively, Ir. broisg a start, leap, jerk.]
1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by
quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

Cheerily, boys; be brick awhile. --Shak.

Brick toil alternating with ready ease. --Wordworth.

2. Full of spirit of life; effervesc?ng, as liquors;
sparkling; as, brick cider.

Syn: Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly;
vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.


Brisk, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Bricked; p. pr. & vb.
n. Bricking.]
To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or
cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up.

Synonyms: active, bracing, brisk up, brisken, energetic, energising, energizing, fresh, invigorating, lively, merry, rattling, refreshful, refreshing, snappy, spanking, tonic, zippy

See Also: accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up

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