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- v. To become, or make, brisk or brisker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to become brisk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be or become brisk, active, or lively.
- To make brisk or lively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become brisk
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Ignoring Gusterson's shiver, Fay straightened up and seemed to brisken himself.
I know that, when I was there, the view from the first rise back of the grounds, looking down upon that long flat where men by thousands were toiling, and building after building was rising, made a picture sufficiently inspiring to warm the enthusiasm and brisken the imagination of any man, be he alien or native.
"Land, no! You don't suppose we'd go to work and bother to brisken things up fer that old gentleman, do you?"
But now at last has Christmas come, And little Jack, who beats the drum, Cries round the hamlet, with his beaming face: "Come brisken up, you maidens fair, A merry busking  shall take place On Friday, first night of the year!"
There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.