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brisk


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brisk  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brisk  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brisk 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {lively}, 
  {merry},  {rattling},  {snappy},  {spanking},  {zippy}] 
  2:  imparting  vitality  and  energy;  "the  bracing  mountain  air" 
  [syn:  {bracing},  {energizing},  {fresh},  {refreshing},  {refreshful}, 
  {tonic}] 
  3:  very  active;  "doing  a  brisk  business" 
  v  :  become  brisk;  "business  brisked  up"  [syn:  {brisk  up},  {brisken}] 




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