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Meaning of BRISK

Pronunciation:  brisk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  very active; "doing a brisk business"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
  4. [v]  become brisk; "business brisked up"

BRISK is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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